Work muscles that don't normally get worked during your warmup by running backward.
A proper warm-up before a race or a workout is key to staying healthy and performing at your best, writes coach Alan Culpepper.
It's one of the most overlooked — but important — elements of a successful race.
Be sure to do both general and specific warm-up activities before races and faster workouts.
Too long or too intense? Your warm-up may decrease your power output come race time.