Warming up helps you gain efficiency for your run, as it prepares yourself for the full body workout you are about to do as such:
- "Switches on” your body’s muscular, circulatory and nervous system functions
- Helps you to focus and mentally prepare yourself so that you can exercise in the best condition
Pro-tip 1: Plan your upcoming session such as your run time, recovery and management of your effort during your warm-up!
Pro-tip 2: Start slow and gradually increase the intensity of your warm-up as soon as you feel ready