Run­ning down­hills

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - FEATURES -

In­cor­po­rat­ing hill train­ing into bike and run train­ing is not ex­clu­sive to cross-triathlon train­ing, al­though it should be the core com­pe­tence that all off road rac­ers strive to achieve. Al­most ev­ery cross triathlon race is go­ing to re­quire climb­ing up hills of var­i­ous length and grade. The part of train­ing that is cru­cial, and sep­a­rates cross triathlon train­ing from many road pro­grams, is the fo­cus on run­ning down­hill.

Be­ing a great down­hill run­ner not only al­lows you to stay strong in the clos­ing miles of a hilly race, it also makes you much faster run­ning down tech­ni­cal ter­rain. Fast feet and con­fi­dence in your de­scend­ing skills can make an enor­mous dif­fer­ence on race day in an off-road event.

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