Whether you’re training for super long distance runs or short little sprints, stretching after a run is so important. Today I’m sharing my 5 Best Post-Run Stretches with you!
This will be my 3rd half to train for, and I’m alllllmost done with my training! YAY!!! I’ll definitely be celebrating with Pecan Pie Bars or something after this one. It’s been fun because I’m training with my neighbor, but very difficult because of my inconsistency this time. We’ve been out of town a lot and crazy busy with life, and as a result my weekday runs haven’t been totally up to par. To get better long runs and keep my muscles and joints healthy with this crazy running schedule, stretching after my long runs has been crucial!
So why is stretching after running so important…..
Post-run stretches help with recovery and soreness. Stretching after your run can help prevent muscle injury since your muscles are warmed up. It also helps muscles recover so that they’re up to par for the next run (which in my case happens to be 1-2 days after the long run)!
Tips for stretching: Slowly go into each stretch, challenging yourself but making sure not to hurt yourself. Aim to hold each pose for 30 seconds on each side!
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Here are my 5 Best Post-Run Stretches:
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Disclaimer: It is important that you consult your doctor before starting new fitness regimes. By doing this workout, you are participating at your own risk. Modify the workout to fit your body’s needs and remember to listen to your body!