One of the biggest and most challenging running events Sydney has to offer is almost here! The City2Surf is a fantastic opportunity to get your skates on and raise the heart rate for a worthy cause.
Whether you’re a pro, a weekend warrior or a novice pulling on a brand-new pair of runners, getting your body prepared is absolutely essential to making sure you go the distance and don’t hurt yourself along the way.
We’ve long heard about warm-ups as an essential tool to prepare ourselves both mentally and physically for an event – they’re often thought of as a last-minute rehearsal for what’s to come.
What will warming up do?
Importantly, including a solid warm up routine before the City2Surf is a sure-fire way to:
- Let your body know you’re about to run 14km!
- Activate the right muscles needed to carry you to the finish line
- Increase your chances of preventing an injury during the race
Your running warm up doesn’t need to be complex, nor intense – you should be able to hold a conversation for most of the warm up.
So, here are some examples of our go-to movements to get ready to run!
- Reverse lunge knee up