31 May '15, 9am

If you struggle to run up hills, this is a must read: #therunningbug

If you struggle to run up hills, this is a must read: #therunningbug

Running downhill is about being brave. That lean forwards is even more vital to encourage you to land on the fore foot. Avoid digging your heels in to put the brakes on, instead be confident and let gravity do the work. You are much less likely to cause injury through impact if your upper body is pulling up but then leaning forwards (without sinking) ahead of your mid line. The speed and feeling of falling down the hill may mean the arms lose technique and begin to wave all over the place, this is fine and we call it ‘rag dolling’ in order to help balance this is what the best fell runners do in order to descend – so if it’s good enough for them! Remember to ensure the body is always slightly ahead of your feet you will then pick up pace and remain in control. Running correctly downhill and picking up pace is a fab way to over take people and gain advantage in races.

Full article: http://therunningbug.co.uk/training/plans-and-tips/b/webl...

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