Feelgood Fitness: Stretches for Runners

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If you’re into running, stretching is key to avoiding injury and can even improve your stamina.

My running partner is going to be training soon for the Chicago marathon. That means we’ve been stepping up our running schedule these days, and that ups the chance for an injury. When you’re doing high impact exercise like running, it’s important to give your muscles a little TLC. Dedicating just a few minutes post-run to stretching out those muscles will help you avoid the pain and inconvenience of a running-related injury. Here are 5 stretches to keep you going strong!

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