Question about warming up before an event

Wayland's Question
 
Hi Lee,
 
I have been using Marathon Guru and it has seem to be working well for me, though I have had to switch some of the sessions around within the week a little.
 
I am running the half marathon on Sun 18/9 and I just wanted to ask if it is a good idea to do the 5-10 min warmup on the day and then stretching before starting the race or will this just waste my energy?
 
Is it still worthwhile doing this warmup if I have to “line up” for 15-30 min before the race starts?
 
Cheers,
 
Wayland

Lee's response

Hi Wayland,

The warm-up and stretching before the start of the race will not waste your energy but more have you ready to do the race. The objective of the warm-up is to elevate the heart rate, get the blood flowing through the body and warm up all the limbs that you will use for racing. By not doing an adequate warm-up, you run a greater risk of picking up an injury.
 
Even though you will be standing on the start line for 15 - 30mins prior, by doing a short jogging warm up and then standing on the start line doing some stretching is a great way to not only kill the time before the race start, but keep you loose and limber before you start of on your journey.
 
Good Luck,
Lee
 
 
full length films filesmonster download