Feelgood Fitness: Stretches for Runners

runner stretching in the woods

4. Standing Thigh Stretch

Stand near a wall or tree and bend you right leg so your knee is near your bottom. Reach around with your right hand to grip your right foot, then raise your knee up backwards until you feel a gentle stretch in front of your thigh. If you’re having trouble balancing, you can place your left hand on the wall or tree to steady yourself. Hold this for 30 seconds, then repeat on the other side.

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