A force portrait is a unique visual representation of the forces you experience while running. It's like a snapshot of your running performance, capturing key information about the way you move and run. With a force portrait, you can see how different variables such as body type, environment, form, and even shoes affect your running performance.
These forces are three dimensional, but we often project them to a two dimensional image so we can view them from the side, rear or top. Imagine that you can fit them within a box.
Every runner is different, every run is different, and your Force Portrait will even change over the course of a single run as you fatigue, change pace, or modify your running form.
Your Force Portrait will likely be different from day to day depending on your overall energy levels, how well you have recovered from your last workout, which shoes you are wearing, and many other factors. It’s fun and exciting to see how your pattern changes in different conditions!
In the end this will help you find the best form that is the most comfortable, least painful, and allows you to increase performance.
- A Force Portrait serves as a visual representation of your movement across time.
- It is a three-dimensional structure, akin to fitting it within a cube.
- As a runner, monitor the changes in your Force Portraits across intervals, sessions, or shoe variations to unveil unique and personalized relationships.