Is 2018 the year you want to start running? Or maybe improve your PR for a 5 or 10k? Or maybe just be able to run a short distance without pain? Or is it the year you’re going to qualify for the Boston Marathon?
Whatever your goals may be, it’s important to know take care of your body when you run! In our October blog we shared some tips and techniques on running form, so once you’ve read that, check out a few common stretches and exercises that you should be doing if you’re not already! The repetitive motion of running can cause for some imbalances in muscle strength and flexibility so try to combat them with these:
Stretching for Runners
You calf muscles can get very tight due to running. Make sure you spend time stretching, at least 2×30 seconds on each side, as well as doing some self-massage with a foam roller for 1 minute per side after runs.