COACH

REACH your PER­SONAL BEST

Runner's World (UK) - - Coach -

MANY RUN­NERS DREAD HILLS,

but train­ing on them brings ben­e­fits that help you run bet­ter on any ter­rain: glute and leg strength, a more ef­fi­cient stride and greater aer­o­bic ca­pac­ity.

On the other hand, hill train­ing may lead to hip, knee and an­kle pain if you are not care­ful. The steeper the in­cline you are tack­ling, the greater the stress on your body and the harder it then be­comes to avoid slump­ing for­ward, says per­sonal trainer Mark Sch­neide: ‘If you can’t main­tain your pos­ture, you will even­tu­ally break.’ To stay in­jury-free on those hills, per­form th­ese moves at least twice per week. Do the se­quence once as a prerun warm-up or four times as a work­out on a non-run­ning day.

Make sure you do not try to do too many rep­e­ti­tions in the early weeks. Take your time.

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