Re: Re: Question – Double et al – Downhill trail running

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Ryan
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I'll be interested to hear how the ultra runners answer this but, while I think there is benefit to running the downhills fast sometimes, there's also risk so I would urge some caution. A former forum member here (I believe he just went by the username “Doc” and he probably predated the current member list) was training for Boston and doing a lot of downhill work such as you describe and developed a stress fracture as a result. Two things he had going against him that may not be factors for you would be that he was doing this daily and he was doing it on paved surfaces.