Running Biomechanics: DON’T give me a brake!

Braking is the highest ground force you will come across in the running world. It occurs when your foot touches the ground ahead of your center of gravity.

Runners sometimes complain that running downhill hurts. That is because they are braking. Running downhill is when you feel braking the most (gravity can be a B!)

It’s simple:

Land ahead of yourself -> Overstride -> Brake -> High Impact -> Trouble

Shorten your stride, land under your center of gravity: Running downhill will be very FAST and then you know you’re in the right path. Pun intended.

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3 thoughts on “Running Biomechanics: DON’T give me a brake!

  1. You really have a great site here young lady.
    Thanks for your advice!
    We’ll need to start talking about the course in Berlin before very long!!!


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