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How many of you warm up before a run

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Feb 2018
7:30pm, 16 Feb 2018
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I think the only time I do a proper warm up is when I go to my running club. All other times I just shake my legs a couple of times and off I go.
Feb 2018
7:34pm, 16 Feb 2018
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Ye, I do the leg thing too, with some stretches and a 5-minute walk.
Feb 2018
7:35pm, 16 Feb 2018
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Nope, nothing, just get started, i'm not going very fast though.
Feb 2018
7:58pm, 16 Feb 2018
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I was told it would help prevent an asthma episode so before running or cycling I have a five minute walk or easy ride. And it seems to be working.
Feb 2018
8:08pm, 16 Feb 2018
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I don't do a warm up unless you count doing a mile or two slow run before doing something quicker.
Feb 2018
8:33pm, 16 Feb 2018
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Not really. I walk out of the cul-de-sac I live in before I start my morning runs but it’s not very far.
Feb 2018
8:37pm, 16 Feb 2018
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I walk a bit
Feb 2018
9:01pm, 16 Feb 2018
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I just get going. If it's speedwork I don't start any efforts until I've run at least a mile though.
Feb 2018
9:18pm, 16 Feb 2018
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Eynsham Red
I do a little before a “race” simply because a Physio told me that my legs should be warmed up before stretching, which I do now after the warmup.

If I’m just doing a general run from home and I don’t anticipate doing any sprinting or striding then I don’t bother.

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