Steep Inclines

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My question is about running on the steep inclines, either up or down. Do you recommend that one should pick up the feet or take short gliding strides to avoid being tired and finished on the steep?

- Solomon

The Coach answers:

When running up or downhill the aim is to take <strong>smaller, more frequent steps</strong>. On the up this reduces the force per stride and allows you to move faster without tiring too fast. On the down it reduces the impact of your heel strike and protects your quads from eccentric loading which is very damaging to muscle.

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