Running Tips from Northampton Road Runners
The What, Why, When and How of Post Run Stretching
- Page 1: Why we should stretch after running | How long to hold a stretch for? | How should it feel? | What to stretch and how | Calves - Gastrocnemius & Soleus | Move into the Soleus stretch | Quad Stretch Standing (Non cheating) | Hamstrings - Standing | Hip Flexors | Gluteal Muscles | Glutes – Seated Twist | ITB - Standing | \
- Page 2: Breathing | Quad Stretch Lying (Non cheating) | Hamstrings – Lying | Glutes – Front Lying Pidgeon Fold | Adductor Stretch (Seated - Butterfly) |
- Page 3: Glutes – Standing Figure 4 | Adductor Stretch (Standing) |
- Page 4: Glutes – Back Lying Figure 4 | Adductor Stretch (Horse) | Hamstrings & ITB Band (Standing)
Running form tips
- Running Form: It is very easy to put on your trainers and just run, but how often do you think about your movement? Small adjustments in head or arm position can improve how you move and fatigue. You run with your whole body, it is not just your legs or feet.