This week Crystal Simpson, ATC, LAT, M.S., explains the importance of stretching before and after runs. By increasing your flexibility you can improve your ability to not only run well, but also move around in general. You will have less muscle tension, and your posture will likely improve. Stretching after running also reduces your risk for injury.
The following videos include stretching exercises that should be performed before and after running. Hold each stretch for 20 to 30 seconds and repeat each set of stretches two times.
Norton Sports Health “Stretching Part One: Upper Body”
Norton Sports Health “Stretching Part Two: Lower Body”