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Hill Running Form for Runners

Focus on your form with these tips to get up (and down) every hill with ease!

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Stride Right

Focus on your form to get up (and down) every hill with ease. Read these tips to perfect your hill running form before lacing up to tackle the inclines. . .

Uphill

-Keep your torso tall.

-Shorten your stride.

-Focus your gaze on the summit.

-Slow your pace and run by effort.

Downhill

-Open your stride.

-Lean forward slightly from your ankles.

-Land with your foot just behind your hips.

-Relax and let gravity pull you down.