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Old 20th Apr 17, 05:19 AM
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Do you stretch regularly? What stretches do you do?
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Old 20th Apr 17, 08:16 AM
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No but I really should!
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Old 20th Apr 17, 10:56 AM
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I try to do a yoga session from the "Yoga Studio" app that is designed for runners a few times a week, although it's the first thing to be dropped from my training plan if I'm feeling lazy...
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Old 20th Apr 17, 12:10 PM
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Don't stretch at all, probably should do really.
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Old 20th Apr 17, 01:26 PM
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No but I really should!
Legs have felt really fatigued and tight this week, regardless of the fact I had no football last weekend and have had a relatively light training week. Perhaps lack of proper hydration and stretching has contributed, who knows.
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Old 21st Apr 17, 06:29 PM
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Not as much as I should

(= none #marathontalk )
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Old 21st Apr 17, 06:51 PM
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I used to half heartedly like most runners, but about a year ago after a couple of physio visits and some injuries I thought were sprains that needed resting, but turned out just to be issues caused by muscle tightness, imbalances and just basically being pathetically inflexible, I started stretching an awful lot more and now stretch all the time. On some easy long trail/mountain runs I stop at almost every style and do some kind of stretch, it's a great way of keeping low intensity runs nice and easy, as they should be.
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Old 21st Apr 17, 08:30 PM
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Not as much as I should

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Old 22nd Apr 17, 03:29 PM
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I do a quick dynamic stretch before running, bascially an exaggerated lunge followed by a knelt position akin to a track sprinter's posture before they rise and wait for the gun. I saw these somewhere, might have been in a yoga book, and they seem to help get my legs ready. A short way into a run I often do that sideways cross step thing to loosen the hips, and post-run usually lie on my back and try to stretch the hamstrings and then pull my foot towards my head to stretch the ITB (two separate stretches). In addition to those I also lift my knees so that they are at hip height and swing them across my body and outward as well to relax the hips, and of course grab my foot behind my hamstring to stretch the quad.

I also do a routine of stretches for my shoulders most days, usually in the morning but can be at any time regardless of whether I will be doing further exercise. They are ones I found on Youtube and are meant to benefit the rotator cuff. I sometimes do stretches after exercises at home as well, such as for the shoulders and flanks (depending on the exercise).

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