Ever have a sucky race? Of course, we all have. Maybe afterwards you analyzed your log to see if something didn’t go right in training. Maybe you pinpointed something you ate or didn’t eat as the culprit. Maybe you chalked it up to Evil P. Maybe you shrugged your shoulders and concluded you just woke up on the wrong side of the bed.
What if it was none of those things? Did you ever consider that maybe it was your warm-up that did you in?
That’s right. An improper warm-up will DOOM you to a crappy race!
To help us all avoid the pain of enduring a crappy race due to an improper warm-up, let’s investigate why we need warm-ups and what we can do to ensure we do them properly.