The first step you need to make toward achieving success in any running session or any other training program is to start off with a decent warm-up. This warm-up is meant to get your cardiovascular system and body muscles well ready and prepared for the activity ahead. Otherwise, you tire really soon and may experience discomfort, headaches or even run the risk of injury.
Therefore, just like a car, your body needs to be approached properly and introduced incrementally into the exercise. There is no rush here since a proper warm-up does not last that long anyway. Here are 3 things to keep in mind before you break into your running pace:
1- For starters, you should start off by first breathing deeply and preparing your lungs for the exercise. Doing this will also enrich your bloodstream with oxygen which is essential for the exercise.
2- Do some brisk walking, and a couple of quick stretches. However don’t ever stretch a cold body since it may lead to pain or injury. Running Stretches DVD
3- And as you feel your body well warmed and geared up, you can start breaking incrementally into a comfortable running pace. Don’t jump head on from the get go, instead you should opt for a more gentle approach and increase the intensity up incrementally.
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