When I was doing Laura's podcasts I faithfully completed the 5 minute warm up/cool down walk. Now that I am running furthur I don't want to "waste" time walking so I've been skipping the walks. At Parkrun I see others undertaking a wide variety of stretching exercises.
So which should I be doing? Walk or stetches? Or do I need to do them at all? Some say stretches are not necessary. Am I compromising my health or running by not doing them?
What's anyones experience?