Today, in the 10 minutes before start of a (10k) race, there was an orchestrated session of warm up exercises with amplified musical accompaniment - with numerous different short exercises and stretches etc. I know there is no universally agreed best practice about pre race preparation but after having been a runner for all of two years I now always opt out of all this stuff. I can't see what's wrong simply to do some light jogging to warm up - but obviously including some rather more vigorous short stretches of running if you need to prepare your heart/lungs for a fast start to the race - eg as in a 5k.
I'm not in any way wanting to suggest my approach is better than the other, but I was wondering whether other Bugs do actually find these kind of multiple - exercise - musical - warm ups before races actually help?!