First I read about it in Earl Fee's book then I read this brilliant article the other day.
The advice was to push hips and chest forward as you run, the result is it puts you more over your C.O.G. which reduces braking forces and allows a longer stride behind you.
Using Earls advice helped me have a cracking race at Harrock Hill last week and today after reading this as well http://www.hillrunner.com/jim2/id18.html I had an amazing hill session.
3 x 5 mins up Clieves Hill
The last time I did this session was back in 2009 when being coached by Barry.
Long hill repeats at Clieves Hill 2009
Today I must have been flying, getting faster on each effort until I was close to breaking 6 min mile pace!
30th 5 2011
3 x 5 mins uphill
1/ 6.19 pace, 2/ 6.11 pace, 3/ 6.04 pace
6th 8 2009
3x 5 mins uphill
1/ 6.45 pace, 2/ 6.32 pace, 3/6.20 pace
I finished off with 4 x 1 min on a super steep hill [ this was flaming HARD!] then did 6 x 20 sec downhill strides reaching a max top speed of 4.03 pace!
Job Done :0]
Time to break the limits, time to set new records and live life in the moment!
Always believe the impossible is possible!
And your dreams will become True!
"Onwards" Just watched this video again and had to go for a second run!!
Jo and Mo lead the way!