“Why do runners warm up before they run? Isn’t running enough of a warmup? ”
Salomon International Team athlete Jonathan Wyatt takes Anssi and Ami through a proper warmup to help you perform better during your run. Since your muscles and your heart are cold, an easy jog and some stretching will get your body ready to push during a race. Pro tip: for shorter, more intense races, you want to warm up more. For longer races, you can do a lighter warmup to conserve energy, and gradually ramp up as the race progresses.