- Posture: Don't bend at the waist; keep your body in a straight line. Keep hips forward and imagine a string pulling your chest forward. This efficient posture allows you to "fall" up the hill.
- Use short strides and quick steps. Three steps per second. Like granny gear on your bike.
- Ball first, heel second. Land on the ball of your foot, then lightly touch down your heel.
- Swing your arms. Provides vertical propulsion and forward force.
- On steep inclines, turn your feet to 10 o'clock in a sidestep motion. This can engage your core muscles more to keep your legs from getting exhausted.
Saturday, February 07, 2009
The February edition of Trail Runner magazine has some great tips on good form for running uphill.