Every so often, I’ll hear someone talking about the difference in the amount of pounding that our bodies take when we are running on asphalt or concrete.
There are some that claim that running on asphalt is much easier on our bodies than running on concrete.
And there are some that would argue that there is absolutely no difference.
Today I want to talk about whether or not there is a difference when it comes to running on asphalt or concrete.
Reasons Cited That Asphalt is Easier on Our Bodies Than Concrete
- Concrete is More Dense than Asphalt: If it’s more dense, it’s going to produce more force/stress with every step. Makes sense right, since trails are even less dense and they are clearly easier on our bodies to run on.
- Just Run on Both, You’ll See the Difference: Nothing like some serious empirical evidence to try and back up your claim, eh?