Best Warm Ups for Runners
Alexis Tingan is the Medical Director of our upcoming 2017 Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon, a sports medicine physician and as a runner, myself – I believe it's key to educate runners on the importance of a proper warm up before long distance runs.
Warming up the right way is an incredibly important factor in preventing running injuries especially for your upcoming spring half marathon. Many runners jump right into their 'long runs', skipping over a warm up routine before hitting the track or pavement – which is unfortunate, as warm ups provide a number of benefits to your body.
Below are some guidelines and information on warm up components to keep in mind before logging your miles:
Three Warm Up Tips
The ideal warm up routine will raise your core temperature, increase blood flow to muscles and will engage the central nervous system – preparing the body for physical activity. There are three key elements to a beneficial warm up for runners:
There are three key elements to a beneficial warm up for runners.