Short fluid stretches before a run increases blood flow to muscles and joints so you can ease into your run more quickly. Each move is held for about 2 seconds before releasing and moving on to the other side. Start with 10 reps on each side, then add additional movement as needed. Here are the 5 we do before each club run:
Walking hamstring stretch with arm swing
Walking calf stretch
Leg swings side-to-side
Leg swings back and forth
It’s a good idea to create a post run stretching practice too. Post run stretching has different goals and should be held longer. Need some post run stretching ideas? Check out our blog post here.