Have you ever done a piss poor warm-up before a race… and then felt terrible a few minutes after the gun fired?
I’m not surprised.
Without a proper warm-up, your heart rate will be too low when you start and your muscles will be tight – right when you need them to work their best!
Getting your warm-up right is crucial to not only feeling good during a race, but running to your potential.
In today’s episode of Q&A with Coach, I talk about two important aspects of warming up before a race: timing it properly and how to warm up in a starting corral when space is limited.
Let’s make sure we don’t waste months of hard workouts, long runs, and careful planning by botching our race warm-up…
I also answer two more questions:
- How can I improve my 5k race time?
- Is it ok that my pace is WAY slower on the trails than on the road?
On with the show!
Q&A with Coach: Episode 3
- The Standard Warm-up is a dynamic stretching routine that you can use before a race to help yourself warm up
- Here’s how to run strides
- Hill sprints are an alternative to strides – they’re shorter, but faster, and require a steep hill
- Love trail running? Check out my Trail Running in Colorado video!
- To run a faster 5k, check out my detailed 5k Training article
At the end of this episode, I asked you a question: how can I improve this show?
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