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As mentioned in the "Performance Flexibility™ For Runners" article found at http://kinetesissports.com/Performance_Fle
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So this week, I encourage you to incorporate 10-15 minutes of stretching into each and every day, even if you don't get a run in. Believe me, I'm currently suffering the effects of ITBS (Iliotibial Band Syndrome) because I didn't take the time to stretch properly after running, and I don't want to see any of you suffering from the same pain I am.
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