Feelgood Fitness: More Stretches for Runners

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I shared some stretches for runners not too long ago, and that series of 5 stretches has done wonders for my running routine! Since then, my partner and I have added a few more stretches to our regimen, so I thought I’d share them here.

My running shoes recently gave out, and I replaced them with Vibram Five Fingers. While most folks report a lot of calf soreness with Vibrams, my main problem has been toe cramps while I run. Weird, right? My calves feel a bit tighter after running, but nothing like I expected. It’s really this toe thing that’s getting me. To that end, I’ve been stretching out my toes after running lately, while my partner has been working on stretching out his hamstrings and quads.

>>Next: A gentle toe stretch.

Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by Perfecto Insecto

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