The 8 Best Stretches to Do Before Running | Nothing can derail your fitness goals like an injury. Running with muscles that are cold and not properly stretched can result in a muscle strain that keeps you off your feet -- and off the road or trail -- for days, weeks or even months. Beginning each running workout with a 5- to 10-minute jog followed by stretching helps warm up your muscles sufficiently so they’re primed for your run, whether it’s a couple of miles or a marathon.
HOW TO START RUNNING: This beginners guide to running is perfect for people who want the benefits of running — strong muscles, a healthy bone density, a superior workout, and much more — but don't know where to start. Use this easy workout and plan from running coach Elizabeth Corkum to achieve your running goals. Click through for more running tips from Corkum, warm up ideas, and the cool down stretches you need. You'll have a runner's body and bragging rights in weeks!
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