29 Oct '15, 1pm

Three Tips for Running Downhill

Practicing running down hills prepares your body to handle these eccentric contractions, decreasing the negative effects and improving your performance on net-descent courses like Boston's. But even if you're not training for a hilly race, you can benefit from incorporating regular downhill running into your routine: The muscle you build working on the decline translates into faster paces on any terrain. You will be able to run faster with less effort, giving you the ability to perfect your technique at near-top speeds. And then there's something any kid could tell you: "Downhill training can be a tremendous amount of fun," Wells says. Here's how to safely enjoy the way down. Select Your Slope You can practice downhill running through either focused repeats or an extended run on a hilly route. Either way, you'll want to choose your hills wisely, says Sean Coster, an exerci...

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