I'm training for a 6km run with 450m ascent. At the end there are irregular trail-stairs that make up the last 100m ascent, afterwards it's just a 100m flat before the finish.
As I was very tired when I arrived at this point (35min after the start) I walked up the stairs two steps at a time in a strange manner by leaning forward and heavily putting a hand on my forward knee during each step. Somehow this felt easier both in my muscles and mentally because I didn't have to decide where to safely place my feet at such a high rate as when running.
Have experienced runners tried this out a bit more systematically? Is there research or an established opinion among running coaches on this? Both regarding posture and regarding running one step at a time or walking to steps at a time.
Of course ideally I'll run it up two steps at a time with good/normal posture but I'm not sure I'll manage.