26 responses

  1. Reluctant Runner
    March 19, 2008

    Thanks for this. I never stretch enough but I’m trying to reform my ways. The idea that it might make me faster is very motivating.

  2. Jonathan
    March 31, 2008

    Nice article – when I first started cycling, I had some knee trouble and paid to get some physio

    She asked “do you stretch”

    I answered “Not really”

    She said “well now is a good time to start”

    This cost me £25….so it is ano brainer to stretch…

  3. pchieng
    March 31, 2008

    @Reluctant Runner: Our stretches usually lasted about 10-15 min, and from a proactive standpoint, it is totally worth it to avoid injuries and have a better run.

    @Jonathan: On the same lines, £25 is should have been worth it to get you to start stretching. Especially now to avoid injuries that could develop later..

  4. evan
    April 2, 2008

    good post.
    i will bookmark it.
    ive just started to running.

  5. kdays
    April 4, 2008

    Hi Phong

    Stretching is easy to ignore – until something goes wrong. Thanks for posting your stretching routine. Reminds us all to rethink our own. :)

    At kdays.com I host the Running Blog Carnival.

    This post was included in the Running #2008-10 edition.


  6. Jaclyn
    February 24, 2009

    This information has been really helpful thanks:)

  7. Nicollette
    February 24, 2009

    Thanks guys these stretches have been really helpful forJaclyn and I . :)

  8. Kristina
    February 25, 2009

    Thanks for this post. i have recently started running and trying to get all the tips that i can. although i do stretch, i know that i could be doing it better. i have bookmarked this page as a reference.

  9. pchieng
    March 2, 2009

    @evan & @Kristina Congrats on deciding to start running, once you get over that initial ‘why do I run anyways phase’ you’ll see many positive changes in your life: more energy, healthier lifestyle, etc..

    @Jaclyn & @Nicollette Thanks for stopping by, glad this post was helpful :)

  10. Kayla
    January 24, 2010

    Your stretches were really helpful! I just started running one month ago, but I started off sore every time. Thanks so much. Oh, and your blog is really well put together.


  11. jake
    January 4, 2012

    I was late to football warmups before a game and didnt have time to stretch and pulled my groin that game. Will this help me get a sub 5 forty yard dash?

  12. Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club
    April 16, 2014

    I think you pretty much captured all of the stretches I do before running – when I stretch before running. I will admit I don’t always stretch before a run (long or short) and I need to do better with that. Welcome to WOW Link Up. Don’t be a stranger. #wowlinkup

  13. Amanda H
    April 16, 2014

    These are great! Running always makes me super tight, especially in the hips. Thanks for sharing! #wowlinkup

  14. Pamela
    April 16, 2014

    Nice article… I already do most of these, but there are a couple that I’ll be adding in after reading this article!

  15. The Frugal Exerciser
    April 20, 2014

    Do you have pictures along with your stretches? If you do, I can’t see them. I know these stretches and they are good for a lot of aerobic sports. Visiting from the #wowlinkup and thanks for linking up.

  16. becca
    April 21, 2014

    Great tips on stretching and thank you for the videos.

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