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General Rule #1: Reduced injury risk is also associated with ~168-185 strides/min.
General rule #2: Research states that one of the biggest risk factors to running injury is how hard you strike the ground. Aim to run with soft, quick strides.
General Rule #3: Lean into uphills from your ankles – this is huge. Your torso should mimic the grade of the hill. Lean forward while climbing.
General Rule #4: During intervals and strides: run confidently and smooth. Straining is never the goal. I'd rather 10 seconds slower than an ounce of tension. This encourages proper mechanics and improves running economy.