My upcoming race in feb next year has a downhill section of almost 26k.
(falt 10k, up 26k, turn around, down 26k, flat 10k)
Where I live there are no hills to run up or run down from. The race itself is in another state.
I tried googling and searching SP for alternatives but didnt find anything other than setting up the treadmill in such a way that its back end is raised on a platform to give a artificial negative incline or workout on a negative incline treadmill... both of which I cannot do in the gym I workout at.
So what other options do I have in terms of training the muscles used during downhill running? I have tried to read up on the form when running downhill...however just reading wont help and if I could workout the muscles used in a similar way it would be great.
Also if there are any 'downhill stand in place' running drills done on a slope? I can always try to do those drills by running in place on the ramps found near building entrances...
P.S. The trainers at my gym have no idea. They are unfortunately more general kind of trainers and not really into running I'm afraid :(
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May1st - Feb 1:
Working up in increments & training for
-my next 10K in Nov,
-then a HM in Dec,
-a FM in Jan
-a 72K in Feb.
Aiming to complete within the cut off time.
I can do this!
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