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4 miles. Kept running faster and faster, despite overindulging and a late-night breakfast burrito last night. The body is a funny thing...
post #6767 of 10485
4 miles. Why is it easier to run up a hill rather than down?
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Originally Posted by clarinetplayer View Post

4 miles. Why is it easier to run up a hill rather than down?

the running form going up a hill mimics what minimalist runners try to achieve on flat lands...

you basically run landing on the ball of foot, using your hamstrings and calves' muscle groups' elasticity to absorb your weight and the brunt of the landing and using shorter more frequent efficient strides.

running up a hill is actually very forgiving on the body from a running form/anatomical standpoint.

running downhill mimics the opposite... the instinct is to land on the heel and a straighter leg with fewer longer strides - so you're putting a lot of stress on your tendon's and bones during each foot strike.
post #6769 of 10485
3 for me amongst the Northumbrian flood waters
post #6770 of 10485
7 today in about 52 minutes. I'm really rounding into shape.
post #6771 of 10485
That's a nice pace! I mean, you're no samblackbones, but... biggrin.gif
post #6772 of 10485
3 miles late this afternoon. Quick.
post #6773 of 10485
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

the running form going up a hill mimics what minimalist runners try to achieve on flat lands...
you basically run landing on the ball of foot, using your hamstrings and calves' muscle groups' elasticity to absorb your weight and the brunt of the landing and using shorter more frequent efficient strides.
running up a hill is actually very forgiving on the body from a running form/anatomical standpoint.
running downhill mimics the opposite... the instinct is to land on the heel and a straighter leg with fewer longer strides - so you're putting a lot of stress on your tendon's and bones during each foot strike.

I sort of compensate going down hills by leaning forward a bit more pretty much turning it into like a half sprint, I hate landing on my heels. Not sure if that doe any damage.

Did 4.5miles or so took me 50min after recovering from back strain. Tried to take it easy the next day joining some bodyattack aerobics or some shit class. Cramped all the way through. Not good form where 90% of them are women and fatties.
post #6774 of 10485
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

the running form going up a hill mimics what minimalist runners try to achieve on flat lands...
you basically run landing on the ball of foot, using your hamstrings and calves' muscle groups' elasticity to absorb your weight and the brunt of the landing and using shorter more frequent efficient strides.
running up a hill is actually very forgiving on the body from a running form/anatomical standpoint.
running downhill mimics the opposite... the instinct is to land on the heel and a straighter leg with fewer longer strides - so you're putting a lot of stress on your tendon's and bones during each foot strike.

I sort of compensate going down hills by leaning forward a bit more pretty much turning it into like a half sprint, I hate landing on my heels. Not sure if that doe any damage.

Did 4.5miles or so took me 50min after recovering from back strain. Tried to take it easy the next day joining some bodyattack aerobics or some shit class. Cramped all the way through. Not good form where 90% of them are women and fatties.
post #6775 of 10485
Thought I was going out for about 5 but ended up doing 8. Despite living here for 13 years, this was my first time going all the way across the Golden Gate Bridge on foot.
One froggy morning (Click to show)
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post #6776 of 10485
5.32 miles today at a fast pace, for me, of 8.29 min / mile.
post #6777 of 10485
4 miles late this afternoon.
post #6778 of 10485
5 miles
post #6779 of 10485
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Originally Posted by mylesmyles View Post

Attached is my race report for my Western States 100. Enjoy. WS100 Race Report - rmf - June 23-24, 2012.pdf 660k .pdf file

Dude, that is freaking awesome. Nice work!
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Dude, that is freaking awesome. Nice work!
+1. Myles, great work. Thanks for sharing this with us.
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