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Sorry if this has been asked before but I couldn't see a thread for it...
I haven't really read around running for about 10 years now and it seems like in the meantime pre-run dynamic stretching has become the done thing. However, blissfully unaware of this I have carried on merrily static stretching before all my runs.
So the other day I decided to try a dynamic warm up that I got from the US Runners World website before going for a 3 mile run (which was in fact more of a jog). I found that my legs just felt really heavy while I was running and two days later they are still aching despite having done static stretching after my cool down.
I did the same run last week, faster, and with static stretching beforehand and felt no after effects.
Soooo... I am interested to know if anyone had this same experience? Do you have any recommendations on how to do dynamic stretching right?
Also, while I have read that static stretching damages muscle performance, what is the evidence around dynamic stretching and injury prevention?
Your thoughts much appreciated!