One of our coaches, Alison Naney, just wrote an article about downhill technique: https://uphillathlete.com/downhill-running-technique/
Technique & training for downhill hiking
Downhills are an essential part of life for uphill athletes, and I would love to gain insight on technique and training to improve my ability to survive long descents on foot (particularly on unimproved trails and boulder fields). I have struggled with mountain descents for ~30 years, and they cause major muscular discomfort. I’m strong on the uphills… but downhills literally take me as long, or longer, and are much more painful. Any technique insights or strength/training tips appreciated.
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