Olympic Marathoner, Molly Seidel’s Favorite Pre-Run Exercises

As a runner, you may be guilty of thinking you’ll “just warm up during the run” or even skip a warm-up entirely. However, having a proper pre-run routine is essential to keep your body moving right, and more importantly, preventing injury.  Creators of innovative running recovery tools, Sidekick has now collaborated with Molly Seidel to … Read more

The 12 Best Pre-Run Stretches: Stretches To Do Before Running

Stretching. Another task to add to the list of all things running. We all know that stretching after running is important to cool down, work on our flexibility, and help avoid injuries, but before running? Pre-run stretches are more like warm-up movements rather than static stretches that hold the same position for almost a minute … Read more

The 10 Overall Best Stretches For Runners

You hear it all the time, don’t forget to stretch! Stretching paired with running continues to be a disputed topic in general as a variety of studies show conflicting results. Depending on your coach and training method, beliefs about stretching will vary. It’s best to find out your body’s specific needs to keep it happy, … Read more

The 10 Best Achilles Stretches For Runners

If you haven’t suffered from any Achilles tendon pain as a runner yet, you are definitely doing something, if not a lot of things, right with your training.  Our Achilles tendon is notorious for giving us a hard time as it is susceptible to a variety of overuse injuries, commonly caused by running or other … Read more

The 11 Best Shin Stretches For Runners

If you’re a runner, you’ve most likely felt pain or soreness in your shins at some point or another. Whether you’ve felt it when you first began to run, increased your volume a bit too quickly, or wore your running shoes for a few miles too many before replacing them, it’s probably happened.  According to … Read more

Sore Quads After Running? Here’s Why + 9 Sure Fire Ways To Solve It

There’s something so exhilarating about finishing a good run. Whether you’re a beginner and it’s one of the first times you’ve run a mile or two without stopping or you’ve been running for years but have just completed a challenging workout that indicates you’re in PR shape, the final steps of a great run are … Read more

The 8 Best IT Band Stretches For Runners

Many runners have been plagued with IT Band syndrome at some point or another during their running careers. If you haven’t, you’re one of the lucky ones, but I’m sure that you’ve at least heard of it. And if you haven’t, you will today.  In this guide, we will focus specifically on everything IT band … Read more

The 8 Best Hamstring Stretches For Runners

Our hamstring muscles are needed for everyday physical activities such as walking, squatting, and climbing stairs. As runners, we need them for various movements for our jogs, runs, and sprints. Keeping them strong and healthy in addition to performing specific hamstring stretches for runners, is key to improving running performance and helping to avoid injury.  … Read more

The 10 Best Glute Stretches For Runners

Stretching! This term is not often music to runners’ ears. Most of us dread stretching and tend to skip it altogether. However, according to most training methods, it is essential as part of an integrated training program. In addition to your run, whether it be an interval workout, hill repeat, recovery, or long run, stretching … Read more

The 8 Best Hip Flexor Stretches For Runners

Hip flexors are muscles located in the thighs and are responsible for the movement of the lower body. They help us kick, bend, jump, walk, and of course, run! They also help stabilize our spine and pelvis along with our core and other muscles.  Our hip flexors can give us trouble from either using them … Read more

Tight Hamstrings? Here’s Why + 3 Poses For A Deep Yoga Hamstring Stretch

Tight hamstrings? You’re in the right place. For most of us, tight hamstrings aren’t a life sentence. By incorporating certain lifestyle changes along with some yoga hamstring stretches, you’ll be on the right path to supple hamstrings. In this article we are going to cover: What the hamstrings are How to know if your hamsrtrings are … Read more