Senior Training

This section provides details for routine and once-off club training activity.

Warming up for Running

  • Posted on: 26 July 2006
  • By: Jane C

This article explains why warming up and stretching is important for runners and outlines how to do both properly.

Why warm up before running?

By warming up before any exercise you increase blood flow to muscles and other soft tissues, an important factor in avoiding damage to ligaments, muscles and tendons, including sprains and strains-common sports injuries. Your routine should include cardiovascular exercises to increase your heart rate gradually and stretches to prepare muscles and increase flexibility.