29 May '17, 2pm

Do you have a tried and true pre-run routine? I don’t: high time I did. https://t.co/5XtwmZlpci

On Sunday, my wife and I drove to a local trailhead to run, sore from a week of training. We put the car in park and stepped stiffly out, impersonating the Tin Man and Tin Woman trying to do an unpracticed robot dance. Our first attempts at movement were comedy tinged with sadness, kind of like the emotions you feel when watching the evening news. But we had an antidote to our struggles—a tried and true pre-run routine. We warmed up and proceeded to have one of our best long runs of the season. The warm-up is one of the most important parts of any run. All tin people need lubrication before they can start moving and grooving without risking muscle strains and other compensation injuries. A routine for hopping out of the car (or after leaving the office) has the added bonus of reminding your brain and body that it is time to go. Do the routine enough, and you remove the unc...

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