I recently posted in the benefits of running downhill. Here’s another article from runners world that also touts the benefits of running downhill. You are able to build muscle memory at a faster pace which uses less effort. Try practicing your race pace on some downhill slopes or in a treadmill which has a downhill grace function.
When most runners tackle hills, they focus on the difficulty of the climb. But downhill running poses its own set of challenges – and rewards.
Source: Three Tips for Running Downhill
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Dr. Nick Campitelli
Dr. Campitelli is a podiatrist in Akron, OH specializing in foot and ankle surgery with an interest and enthusiasm for running as well as helping runners with injuries. For the past several years he has been treating running injuries in patients by fixing their form and transitioning them to minimalist shoes. Having treated runners with all types of injuries through conservative measures with orthotics and shoe gear changes to reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Campitelli has brought what works best and is most current to his practice as well as the Akron and Cleveland running communities.