I try to be a sensible runner and stretch before and after my runs.
Ignoring the 'do you need to stretch at all' debate for now, I find my pre-run stretching routine is fine but my post run routine (which is the same)does not help me avoid the aches/pains & stiffness you get later in the day.
Am I missing a trick or two here and where can I get/download instruction on the best stretches to use?
Currently my routine is hamstring stretch, calf stretch and various upper torso stretches - all held for 30 seconds.
I am looking for a running partner/group in Woking area to train for 2012 London Marathon as I will eb training on my tod otherwise. I am looking to run 4-4.30hr time and already run albeit irregularly.
I have run thee half marathons in the past. The last being July 2010, but never further than this.