How do I Warm Up for Runs?

Now that I am running more often early in the morning and doing speedwork on these morning runs, I’ve found that my warm up routine is more important than ever. It helps me getting moving easier in the morning (especially important for those 5 a.m. speedwork sessions) and gets my mind thinking about running. Today I’m sharing my quick warm-up routine that takes about five minutes to complete before I start my run.

For each of these moves, I do 15-20 repeats on each side before moving onto the next one. One repeat through this and I’m ready to take on any run!


  • Walking Lunges

  • Side Lunges

  • Leg Swings

  • High Knees

  • Butt Kicks

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