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Pre-Race Warm-Up Drills and Stretches

Take a cue from the pros and don't go into your race cold. "Do this warm-up before the gun goes off to help freshen your legs," says Andrew Kastor, founder and coach of High Sierra Striders running club in Mammoth Lakes, California. It's a smart start to any run; also try it once or twice a week as you train.
Deena What to Do 10 Minutes Pre-Race

Do Andrew Kastor's warm-up drills.

Deena's Skip
Start with feet together, arms by sides. Shuffle to right with right leg so that legs are wider than shoulder-width apart as you swing both arms loosely out to sides to just above shoulder level.


Shuffle left leg over to meet right as you swing arms down, then cross them at chest. Continue shuffling to right for 30 seconds. Switch directions; repeat. (Marathon star Deena, coach Kastor's wife, does this namesake skip.)