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    Man, I wish I had a track to run on, running around the neiborhood sucks balls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teh El Macho
    I'd like to add also that when pple suffer from shin splins, one of the best and fastest ways to get them out is with a foam roller. That works wonders.
    I've never had an issue with this, but I've read from multiple sources that this is the way to go as a supplement to resting your body. Every time my shins have hurt from a run, it's either been because I was running on terribly uneven terrain or because I needed new shoes. DON'T EVER RUN WITH SHOES THAT ARE WORN OUT OR DON'T FIT YOUR FOOT AND/OR PRONATION. YOU WILL DESTROY YOUR BODY.

    One thing that helps relieve pain in my shins from either a bad run or worn out shoes is muscle rub. **** works wonders on the body.

    Edit: If you're reading this thread, and you don't take at least 3000mg of Fish Oil a day, GO BUY SOME DAMN FISH OIL. **** works wonders on your body.
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    Also, if any part of your lower back or leg(s) is in pain, try doing IT band stretches a few times a day before you see a doctor, physical therapist, or even a chiropractor. Just google "IT band stretches" and a number of them will come up. I cannot overemphasize how important your Iliotibial band is to your body. If you don't take care of it, just running, walking, and even sitting will hurt, let alone any sort of martial arts activity. Not taking care of your IT band can result in herniated discs in your back, tendonitis in your knees, shin splints, destruction of cartilage in your knees, ACL/MCL strains and tears, uncounted problems with your hips, and all kinds of nasty ****. It's THAT important to your body, and it's so overlooked by most athletes, it's not even funny.

    If have legs, you should be stretching your IT bands before you work out.
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    This is interesting:
    http://www.rice.edu/~jenky/sports/itband.v2.html

    It's about the IT band (I didn't know what it was so I looked it up). Running on one side of the road aggravates the IT band and the pelvis because roads slope down from the center and cause a slight tilt to your lower body as you run. So I guess running on a level track or treadmill is optimal.

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    Google "Fartleks."

    Also, for those of you that demand data and figures to go along with your fitness, you can do a couple of things. One is you can invest in something like a Garmin Forerunner or other gizmo that'll track (in order of priority) distance covered, heart rate, interval times, and GPS coordinates.

    For those who don't want to shell out for gizmos, check out http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/ It's a hack of Google Maps that'll let you create maps and figure out how far you've gone.

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    I try to run daily, if for nothing more than to have gas for training and sparring. I vary it as much as possible--run on treadmills, outside, different locations, etc.

    One thing I'd like to try is parkour http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkour , but I currently live in a flat mid-southern town that doesn't have the kind of terrain that makes a parkour run exciting. Anyone else ever try it?

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    This thread was genuinly usefull to me. As I hate running but appreciate the need for it. So Ive got some new shoes and am trying to motivate myself. Have talked to people about fartleks and that seems the best way to go for MA cardio. With abit of skipping I should be feeling good just in time for the oxford TD.

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    Front paged!

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    Thanks Cassius!

    I too hate running, but know I have to do it. I have my new pair of Saucony's ready for whenever I have that rare moment of "enough time and motivation at once" to leave the house and gallop on the school tarmac track in front of it...

    Now somebody should make a similar thread about swimming. That's the other thing I hate and want to do.

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    I much prefer swimming!. I find getting a partner to race/ count laps with is always good for motivation. My friend who I do it with has utter rubbish technique but has ridiculous amounts of stamina, so he just keeps on trekking for a 100 laps.

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