How To Run Uphill | Running Tips For Triathletes

Published on September 5th 2017


Whether in a triathlon or a running race, you can't always avoid the hills. All triathletes should learn how to adapt to running uphill and here are Mark's top tips to help! Subscribe to GTN: Check out the GTN Shop: Many runners and triathletes avoid running uphill. However, come race day this isn't an option! Training on the hills helps building your strength and confidence as well as building your speed on the flat. Here are Mark's top tips for making running uphill feel easier and make you faster: - Posture - Stand tall and lean in to the hill. However, make sure to do this from the ankles and not from hips. - Short steps - Shorten your stride and keep a quick foot contact. This will help keep you tall and pace you effort. - Use your arms - Drive your arms straight forwards and backwards like pistons. Driving arms will help get over obstacles when running off road. Aim to keep them at 90 degrees angle and drive forward rather than across. -Pacing - Focus on effort rather than pace to prevent going in to the red and burning out early on a climb. Good luck and the more you run uphill the better it will feel! If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 Music: BF - BREAKS WARRIORS Watch more on GTN... 📹 Train Anywhere With GTN's 40 Minute Lamp Post Intervals - 📹 5 Steps To The Ultimate TT Setup -