TIPS FOR HILL TRAINING
Using your momentum even when running up a steep hill. Lean slightly into the hill so that your body is just slightly forward of a vertical position
1 DRIVE HARD WITH YOUR ARMS.
Increase your arm swing as if you’re pulling yourself quickly up a rope, says Indiviglia.
2 PRESS FORWARD WITH YOUR HIPS.
As you run up, think about pressing your hips into the hill to avoid bending at the waist.
3 RUN WITH HIGH KNEES.
This will help increase your stride rate and further help you maintain good posture.
4 SPRING UP FROM YOUR TOES.
Push off your toes to create an upward lift that will help propel you forward.
Concentrate on proper running form when running downhill – foot strike under your center of gravity; high cadence, soft knees; don’t fight the hill; glide or “roll” down the hill with shorter strides, quick, light steps.
Relax arms to waist height