Some people just slow their pace over 1/4 mile for a warm up and a cool down which is good for the cardio part.
To warm up your muscles, do dynamic stretches like leg swings - front to back and side to side, walking lunges, walking on your heels, walking on your toes, and side lunges for legs; arm swings, russian twists and crunches for the upper body.
When you are done do basic leg stretches for your calves, quads, hamstrings, hips and feet.
Spark has lots of great stretches.
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