A very interesting article. One which I put to the test today while training in Castlehackett. I didnt warm up to the same intensity as I usually do and I was 2 hill climbs and 3km into my run before things kicked into place. I also found my muscles tightened quicker towards the end of the session as compared to times I had started with an intensive warm up. Any top runner or athlete will tell you that their warmup was intense, sometimes up to a third of race distance if in a short race ( up to 10km). Many of us will skip doing too much in the warmup as we don’t want to burn out but can pay for this through injury.
Tomorrow I hope to get back out on the bike. After a winter of gym, spinning and running it will be interesting to see how the bike goes.