Wahoo! The weekend is finally here, Sometimes I feel like it takes forever to get here!
For most of us that are training for an event or just have an awesome run, bike, or swim club in their community, the weekend tends to be the time to really put that distance training in.
However, remember my friends quantity always beats quality.
We always seem to get so wrapped up in the mileage ("I gotta get 20 this week!") However we don't seem to put in the homework at home to get ready for these miles.
Before we can build our engine, we must prepare it for activity. The tissues and joints need to warmed up and activated before we can move. Most importantly, our ankles, feet, hamstrings, and hips ALL the major movers for running and cycling.
So put on your favorite playlist (mine is Meghan Trainor) and try these moves the next time before you run:
* Lunges with a pause at the bottom
* Squats (knees out, chest up)
* A few running drills that activate the elasticity in your ankle (hopping, skipping)
* Hip Circles
* Ankle Flexion and Extension
Tell your joints "Get ready to be active" by warming them up efficiently and properly and you will be rewarded with a successful run for weeks to come!
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