November 16 2017
Coach Hillary Kigar shares a tip she picked up while listening to a lecture delivered by esteemed distance running coach Jack Daniels.
On days when you’re feeling more achy than usual and can’t imagine running lest something snap, crackle or pop, here are a few movements you can add for a fuller warm-up. Pair them with our 5 move dynamic warm-up routine to feel loose and ready to run.
Pull your knee toward your chest with your hands, release, walk three steps and repeat on the opposite side.
Pull one foot up toward your butt with your hands, release, walk three steps and repeat on the opposite side.
Step forward into a lunge, then rotate your torso toward the forward leg. Return to the start position. Complete three lunges and repeat on the opposite side.
With both hands in front of you on a wall or fence, swing one leg from side to side, crossing in front of the standing leg, for 10 to 20 reps and switch legs.
With the wall or fence at your right side, swing your right leg forward and back 10 to 20 times and repeat on the other side.