Take It and Run Thursday: One great stretch
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Today's theme is .... If I could only do one stretch to help my running, I would... Share with us your favorite stretch that also helps you run better, farther, faster or with fewer injuries. Explain it, show it, draw it, video it - whatever works for you. Tell us what you do, when you do it and how it helps you. And if you are like me, if you always intend to stretch more than you do, then share the best stretch you would do.
Next weeks theme is .... 6 1/2 minute strength training for runners. If you could spend 6 1/2 minutes each day building your strength to benefit your running, what would you do? What are some of the most effective strength training exercises you do to help you run faster, longer or more comfortably? How do you fit them into your regular running and other workouts? Do tell.
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