Wednesday warm-up. Now there’s a literal title for you. Anybody else freezing there behind off yet? What am I thinking, of course you are.
I’ve been doing most of my running outdoors on the trails, and I think my body is finally acclimated to the cold weather.
I actually enjoyed a nice brisk trail run yesterday in 22°F. That’s gotta to be record for me and definitely a crazy Cotter moment. Although that’s probably nothing compared to you northerners where it’s -15F.
Okay okay enough about the cold. I know you’re tired of it. Let’s talk about warming up. A few weeks ago I posted a picture on Instagram of the kiwi performing a few exercise moves/drills before his run.
I like to watch him warm up before we run because I always learn something new. He has his “routine” you might say.
And why this routine? Good question.
Like any competitive runner or elite athlete, taking time to prep your body for a specific run is key. Warming up can help with injury prevention and it often it helps prepare you mentally for a grueling run set. Kinda like telling the body to GET READY!
4 bonus Warm Up drills to Start Incorporating into your Run Program
- Walking Knee Grab to Quad stretch
- Walking pigeon pose with ankle grab
- Walking lunge with rotation and arms in T
- Walking toes out/in with touch
You can see all the examples in the video, so be sure to check it out when you can.
Ever tried any of these moves? Do you take time to warm up?
Oh, and stay warm!
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