Perfect Post Run Stretch Routine

I’ve been contemplating whether or not I wanted to get back into running after an injury last year.22043_1353237074745_979116_n

I’m quite certain my injury was the result of an inflated ego and laziness. In the past, I never warmed up before my runs or stretched when I was done. I’m not sure why I thought, at the age of 58, I didn’t need to warm-up or stretch. Furthermore, as a fitness professional, I was setting a poor example for my clients.

I decided to try walking while I was healing and I really enjoyed a slower pace but still missed the feeling I get from a great run.  Over the last couple of weeks, I decided to test my body to see how it would react to running again.  At least I’ve learned over the years to listen to my body.  

Today I decided to go for a 5k and work on improving speed and mileage. My run felt absolutely amazing. My goal is to get back to my pre-injury run schedule within the next two months.  Therefore, I plan to commit to warming up and stretching with every single run.  Which leads me to the point of this post below.  These stretch/yoga poses are perfect for a post-run stretch hitting the hip flexors, hamstrings, glutes, quads, calves and lower back.

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PERFECT POSE RUN STRETCHI minute for each pose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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