While running over at Fynn Valley last Tuesday although a very scenic place to run it has it’s fare share of ups & downs, and as this will probally form part of the 10k route on Sept 19th, I thought it would be a helpful to add a few tips on running hills:
Down hill running
Let gravity do the work, this is a great opportunity to have a sneaky bit of recovery, just relax, no need to work down hill just try and keep your running form (running tall) Usually when there is a downhill stretch it is followed by an up hill stretch just around the corner, so save energy !
Up hill running:
We are 2 story building, not bungalows, so when we run we use our upper bodies as well as our legs, we push with our legs and pull with our arms (push/pull) and running up hill even more so, your arms will help you pull yourself up the hill, try and lean slighlty forward, but the lean should come from the ankles and not the waist, using your arms to drive you up the hill whilst again trying to keeping good form.