A bit of an injury update: I’m continuing to move forward. I’m seeing my PT once/week and each week we are adding in a bit more to my routine. This week I got onto the AlterG at 70 percent body weight for a single mile, mostly to provide a little stress for the hamstring which helps stimulate healing. It also served as a test for the spot. As anyone who has ever had a tendon injury knows, the pain may not show up during the run, but rather, somewhere in the next 24 hours. I’m happy to say mine felt better the next day…progress!
One of the things my PT and I discussed is the dynamic warm up. I have, of course, known about the importance of this for years, but like many runners, neglect it. Right now as I rehab, it’s more important than ever. There are many ways to go about a dynamic warm up and many moves you can incorporate. I checked in with my friend Pat, an uber-experienced runner, coach and personal trainer, and came up with these moves, which use both lateral and front-to-back movement. I also like to do moves that enhance better form, and believe that throwing in some barefoot strides before starting to run can help carry good form over into your run. Below, a sample of a simple, quick warm-up to loosen you up before the actual run.
Do you practice a dynamic warm-up? What moves do you incorporate?