28 Feb '15, 5pm

How should you warm-up? Some ideas from an older article. #marathon #running #runchat

Watch this video, and then tell me that she won't be better prepared to race fast by moving athletically and dynamically in the sagittal plane, specifically challenging her range of motion in the hip and ankle joints. Lydiard often said that the ankle was a neglected opportunity and that strong, flexible angles were capable of producing force, which would help any runner race faster. This warm-up gets your lower leg, foot and ankle involved in a way that’s challenging, but appropriate for the task at hand. Will you look funny doing this? Yes. Will you beat more people then you currently beat if you do this series of skipping exercises before a race? Probably. Getting Ready to Race OK, this is the biggest leap of faith...and as with all leaps of faith you just need to take it. If you're a 20:00 5K runner, then the online calculators would say you can run about 1:30 for a ha...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/races/right-way-warm

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