The Key to Running Downhill


When thinking of running a marathon or an ultra-marathon it is often the sheer distance that scares many people. If you then take into the account the terrain that you will need to traverse, that poses a whole new set of challenges. Is it a flat course? Is it hilly?

There are a few net downhill marathons and ultra-marathons in South Africa, this biggest of course is the Comrades down run. How do you prepare to run downhill? Are the muscles used vastly different than when running uphill? Why does it hurt so much? All of these questions are asked when talking about net downhill runs. On today’s ask Coach Parry Podcast we deal with this exact topic.



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