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#1 P51

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 07:22 PM

What are some good tips for running? Such as:
  • How to avoid cramps in specific areas (upper chest, legs, abdomen, sides)
  • How many miles per day is considered healthy?
  • What are some good foods to eat the night before, the morning before, and next meal after running depending on when you run?
  • How to stretch, what to stretch, etc.
  • Which parts of the body does running help?

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 07:43 PM

What are some good tips for running? Such as:

  • How to avoid cramps in specific areas (upper chest, legs, abdomen, sides)
  • How many miles per day is considered healthy?
  • What are some good foods to eat the night before, the morning before, and next meal after running depending on when you run?
  • How to stretch, what to stretch, etc.
  • Which parts of the body does running help?


To avoid cramps try not to eat right before you run, strech, drink water before and during your run.

As for miles, 3 is fine, if you are running for paintball than you should practice shorter sprinting distances, aka suicides

Eat some protien the night before, lots of water, health bars are good in the morning

Strech your legs, really you ought to strech everything, touch your toes, spread your legs and touch ankles, basic stuff like that

Running will make your legs stronger, if you run with less speed for a longer duration (30 to 45 minutes) then it will help your cardiovascular system (wow spelled it right on first try)

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 05:50 AM

What are some good tips for running? Such as:

  • How to avoid cramps in specific areas (upper chest, legs, abdomen, sides) Hydrate before the run. By at least 3 hours. If you run when you first wake up, hydrate the night before.
  • How many miles per day is considered healthy? Really, 1 or 2 miles is good. But try to work up to 5+. It will only help you in the long term
  • What are some good foods to eat the night before, the morning before, and next meal after running depending on when you run? Pastas and Subway sandwiches for the night before. Grains and fruits for that morning. PB&J on wheat with some milk for afterwards.
  • How to stretch, what to stretch, etc. Stretch it all. Thighs, calves, hamstring, back, abs, chest, arms, neck. It is all used during a run, so loosen it all up.
  • Which parts of the body does running help? Mostly lower body, in terms of muscle gain. But it burns fat all around, strengthens your circulatory and respiration systems, and even relieves stress and provides you with a feeling of self-confidence.


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Posted 17 June 2009 - 03:41 PM

Good suggestions... one of the biggest hurdels that many people face while running is motovation. If you ever have this issue I suggest nike+ or a GPS watch or run buddy if you have a GPS Phone

Potassium and water help lots with cramps

To tackle the Distance question you need to decide if you are looking for speed, endurance, weight loss. long distances are good for weight loss. long distance is also good for endurance in combination with sprints. If you are looking for speed sprints are the best. suicides or ladders was a great suggestion, these will give you multiple distances of sprints and also give you stopping and cutting practice.

Food depends on your type of running if you do a long distance carbs and protien are good the night before, banana and something light the morning of so that you don't get sick during running. avoid milk as it can give you cotton mouth and avoid coffie because caffine is a diuretic it will cause you to become dehydrated and cramp up.. but milk and protien after are the best

Stretch everything arms, neck, back, and chest can also be pulled while running don't skimp on stretching good stretching before and after a run will prevent injury leg muscled to focus on (calves, hamstrings, Quad, Groin, Hip Flexors, Ankles)

Rinning helps the heart, lungs, mainly the legs, the mind , and much more

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 04:37 PM

bannans help with cramps. work your way up to abouit 4 miles. but done run 4 miles every dday. maybe one day run 4 miles the next, take it slow, and then that next day do sprints




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