Trail Running Tips with Abby Dixon

Thanks to Abby Dixon, one of resident experts for some tips for your next trail adventure! 

🏃‍♀️ Power hike the hills, it’s a nice time to hydrate and have nutrition as you’re not bouncing around 

💡 Even the elite trail runners power hike hills – running up a gradient >15 degrees becomes inefficient (especially if it’s rocky) 

🏃‍♀️ Be mindful of your breathing, make sure you’re not holding your breath going downhill, it will give you a stitch 

💡Downhill doesn’t = one foot in front of the other.. sometimes it’s side stepping, sometimes it’s galloping.. try to have fun with your feet, make it playful.. it takes practise 

🏃‍♀️ Your torso should move a little with running, imagine there’s a torch on your breast bone, 12o clock is dead ahead – the torch should shine between 11 & 1 

💡Some runners get quite rigid (especially when tired), if you feel this is you, take a big breath and try shake it off 

💡 Some runners move too much ie torch shines from 10-2.. this is almost always because the legs aren’t strong enough…

That’s for another post 😉😃 

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Abby Dixon