Happy Tuesday! It’s time for another edition of Tuesday Topics. This week’s topic – how do you warm up before a run? Please feel free to write about this topic or anything running related. Remember to link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post!
Although we all know how important it is to warm up before a run, I never really took it seriously. If I had time to warm up, that was great. If not, I just hit the ground running, literally. This year I decided to make warming up part of my running routine, especially during marathon training. I wanted to make sure that I was doing everything possible to get through training healthy.
Warming up for treadmill runs
I normally take a 5 minute pre-run stretch class on the Peloton app before class. I like these classes because the instructor always talks through each stretch and why it’s important. This is super helpful information to me because it helps me select the type of stretches I do before starting an outdoor run. I also do a post-run (cool down) stretch class son the app after my runs as well.
Warming up for outdoor runs
No matter the temperature, I always walk briskly before starting a run. This normally last a few minutes and when I finish walking, I do a few stretches. This world well for me because it’s a short warm up and my body feels ready to go.
Warming up for a run in OrangeTheory Fitness
I usually start on the treadmill during classes. Because of this, I do a few stretches while I wait for class to start. Then once on the treadmill, I power walk for a minute before getting into my run. Because these classes normally start very quickly, this is the best way for me to ensure that my body doesn’t;t go into shock by starting off with sprints right away, lol.
Tell me: How do you warm up before a run?
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