This section of my website used to be dedicated to triathlon training, personal race results and certification reviews, like Turbo Kick. I am expanding it to include more generic health & fitness topics. Also, I talk a lot about "D" -- he's my husband (Dave Liu)!

Thursday, June 05, 2003

Keys to efficient uphill running

Running up hills is tough. As hubby says, "it's the hills that separate the men from the boys!" Here's some hints and tips on uphill running from which I'll summarize below:

  • Maintain turnover: Take exaggeratedly short, quick steps and do not try to push off the ground hard to run faster and more efficiently.
  • Kick the ground: To accomplish a full pre-stretch, drive your knee up the hill quickly and pull your foot back down into the ground powerfully.
  • Keep torso in a straight line: If you have a tendency to lean forward into a hill, avoid bending forward from the waist. Press your hips forward as you run and make sure your shoulders are not well in front of your hips.

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