We’re launching a new How To video series to better help our readers #gooutsideandplay! From basic skills like tying knots to fine-tuned performance techniques, our regional experts are here to serve your needs!

Up first, proper downhill running tips from our friends John and Michelle Andersen with Crozet Running. Trails in the Blue Ridge Mountains are notoriously rooty, rocky, and steep. By being conscious about your rhythm and stride, running downhill doesn’t have to increase the level of wear and tear on your body.

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