|Looking up one of the many hills
at Alamaden Quicksilver Park
As I try to find ways to break routine in my running, Sunday I ran the hills of San Jose’s Almaden Quicksilver Park for the first time in over a year. There is no flat at Quicksilver. You’re either running up a hill or running down one. No two footsteps are the same and your legs are constantly dealing with the force of gravity in all sorts of new directions not normally experienced on flat residential streets. That’s why trail running over terrain like Quicksilver is a great way to develop strength and balance. I also noticed imbalances and slight flaws in my running form over the hills I’ll be working on over the next few weeks to correct.