Originally Posted by 8rysh
This is one of those things that really doesn't need to be considered.
I totally agree with your sentence. Because what, you don't think that elite runners think about their stride rate? That they don't know their stride rate? And lol if you think that ideal turnover is something that occurs naturally in most people, including elites.
Having too slow a stride rate is like, the single most common mistake made by people who are in exactly HWGWF's position. Turning over too slowly leads to all kinds of inefficiencies and increases chance of injury by a ton. Luckily it's a pretty easy mistake to correct. So I thought it might be one of those things that might be helpful to a beginning distance runner who is in the first few weeks of potentially a five year program and who is asking for advice.