How To Run Downhill | Downhill Running Technique Explained

Published on April 20th 2018


In triathlon training and racing, you’ll almost certainly be faced with an incline or decline at some point on the run. Running downhill at speed is a skill and if you can carry confidence into your racing, it’s a great way to make up some time or even put in an attack on your competitors. Subscribe to GTN: Check out the GTN Shop: A huge thanks for all of your likes, comments, shares and subscribes so far. Including hill reps into your running programme is common. The focus is usually on the uphill efforts, but it’s also worth spending a bit of time concentrating on improving your downhill running. Be mindful of this skill, and practise running at different speeds on different descents within a variety of sessions to master it. The key things to think about, and then practise, when running downhill include: - Your posture - Your foot placement - Your cadence and contact time with the ground - Using your arms for balance - Where to look ahead When developing your skills running downhill, it is important to start slowly and build up as you become more confident in your ability. If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends 👍 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - Watch more on GTN... 📹 How To Run Uphill - 📹 Run Workout: What Is "Kenyan Hills" Training? - Music: Epidemic Sound Emotions - AGST Photos: © Triathlon / Getty Images