My uphill technique has improved many fold since I started exercising on the slant board.  

But I am always loosing focus on the downhill. Should I strike heel first or forefoot? Should I control my speed or lean into the descent?

Can someone please share a few pointers?

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Hi Chris - lots of good stuff in this forum.  As Robert eluded to, I coach my athletes to visualize running downhills like pedaling a bike.  This helps get the knee drive, keeping your stride short and not heel striking first.

As I comment in this link, it takes some practice and patience to slow down at first to get this good form - but your body will be better for it in the long run.

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