GOOD RUNNING/WALKING FORM UPHILL AND DOWNHILL is not too different from good running form on flat surfaces. Essentially it is about NOT bending over at the waist or leaning too far forward going uphill, and NOT leaning too far back on the downhill runs or walks. Running "tall" is important whether moving uphill, downhill, or on flat paths. Foot-strike should be soft on the mid-foot; you'll start to land a bit more on the forefoot (ball of the foot) as a hill incline steepens sharply. Stride is shorter uphill and medium downhill. Below is link to a simple diagram from a boiserunwalk.com article. Not sure of copyright permission so it won't be pictured.
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