If you are preparing to run a trail or mountain ultra marathon or stage race you’ll want to become an efficient hiker.
The treadmill is an effective tool to practice hiking.
Set the incline at a grade that will allow you to hike fluidly and efficiently.
You can gradually add hikes into your training as a second workout of the day or on your active recovery days.
Start adding 1-2 x 20-30 minute treadmill hikes per week as you begin to prepare your body and mind for the challenges of a trail or mountain ultra or stage race.
Gradually increase the duration until you are eventually doing longer hikes in preparation for your upcoming challenges.
When ascending, lean into the hill at the heels.
Filmed and edited by Peak Run Performance Coach Eric Reyes.
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