How To Get The Most Out Of Your Running Warm Up And Cool Down

Running Training

My typical warm up

The jog will be very easy to start with and eventually get a little bit quicker as my muscles start to warm up. Once I’ve finished the jog I will then go into a series of activation exercises and drills which normally take about 15-20 minutes. I then finish off with some 3-4 strides before starting the race or session. I wouldn’t do any static stretching in my warm up. It is all dynamic exercises which is probably my attempt to wake the body up.

Do what works for you

Dynamic drills

The way I look at it is that you need to get the sluggish start out the way in the warm up.

Combine with some strides

After your run session

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