Most people realize they ‘should’ warmup before a race, but I notice that many people don’t. Hopefully, by the time you finish listening to this episode of the Mojo for Running Podcast, you’ll be convinced of the incredible value of a good warmup. Too, I hope you’ll realize that warming up is essential, if for no other reason than that it will go a long way toward preventing a running injury, not to mention that warming up will make any race at any pace more comfortable and most exciting, it will mean you can absolutely run faster. Even if you’re not worried about injury, if you want to run faster, then you must implement a thorough warmup before any race.
In this episode I mention Meb Keflezgi’s book, Meb for Mortals.
And here are a few other good references:
Competitor.com “Active Isolated Stretching” by Jason Devaney, July 29, 2015
RunnersWorld.com “A Runner’s Guide to Warming Up” by Jenny Hadfield, October 24, 2014