We tend to focus on ‘uphill training’, which gives us strong legs but doesn’t help our coordination. When running downhill you’ve probably noticed how difficult it is to move quickly without losing your balance. That’s because our legs ‘can’t handle’ the fast stride.
Sprinting downhill develops your coordination by forcing your legs to learn how to handle high-speed travel. This means your running speed on horizontal surfaces will increase because your peak stride rate will be more rapid (yey! ???)
30 minute Individual session
Running at 5k pace down Castle Street
Recovery – moderate pace up church walk
Optional 2 minute break at the top
After 15 minutes switch to
Running at 5k pace down Church Walk
Recovery – moderate pace up Castle Steet
TIPS AND TRICKS
– adjust your body position with a forward lean to keep you from hard heel striking.
-run softly with short strides and a high cadence.