- Step 1: Shorten stride & lift knees When you feel the path tilt upwards, shorten your stride and lift your knees.
- Step 2: Pull elbows up behind you Pull your elbows up high behind you to help you turn your feet over quickly.
- Step 3: Pump arms forward & back Pump your arms forward and back, not side to side.
- TIP: As you reach the top, don’t ease off, instead push yourself back into a comfortable running rhythm.
- Step 4: Look straight ahead Look straight ahead—not down or up at the top of the incline.
- FACT: The Pikes Peak Ascent half-marathon in Colorado starts at 6,295 feet and climbs to the top of Pikes Peak at 14,115 feet.
You Will Need
- Running shoes
- Running socks
- And comfortable athletic clothing