Eat plenty of carbs before a race! You’ll get sick if you run outside in the cold! We have all heard these rules and regulations when it comes to running but, which are true and which ones are we saying “no way” to? Get your facts straight before you start training for your half marathon this spring.
Myth #1: Always Stretch Before You Run
Before any competition, we know stretching is beneficial to the body’s ligaments and muscles. But static stretching (holding the stretch for a certain amount of time) should not be done before running. Instead warm up with dynamic stretches such as leg swings, high knees, and lunges. Try this warm-up.