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Fitness

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.
Run Backward Run Backward

Literally. Bring left heel up toward butt, then extend leg behind you and lower foot; switch legs and repeat, swinging arms. Continue for 30 seconds.

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