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"Running" in this case was set at Froude number (Fr) = 2.5, based on
observations of modern animals and on biomechanical theory.
> A correction: We made a distinction between "fast running" (45 mph, Froude 16) and running (theoretically, with> lots of slop, Froude 1 or more).
> The magnitude of the ground reaction force at mid-stance was 2.5 times body weight (is 2.5-4 times body weight> during fast running regardless of size, etc.); the Froude # was not 2.5.
Yep. Sorry, my bad; G = 2.5 here, not Fr.
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