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I was eagar to begin to walk/run. But I failed to stretch before beginning. I ended up with severe tendinitis, which caused me to put my walking/running regimen on hold until my tendinitis healed. So a word to the wise properly stretch before exercising or you pay dearly for your mistake.

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  • In 2006, I trained for the breast cancer 60 mile walk. I developed ITB - painful - and it left me pre-disposed to it. Stretching was one component but being careful to only increase mileage or speed by no more than 10% is key. For really good stretches, you can google ITB stretches and get good information. Using a foam roller really helps with these. Good luck in your recovery. - by ADELCASALE
  • Did you warm up that day? Because I always go slow for a while, then speed up when my body has warmed up. I walk, I'm not a runner, but what I do is warm up, walk faster, then for like five minutes walk slow again. When I am done, I stretch all my leg muscles out really good. My warm up time varies each day, because I am a beginner. Sometimes it can take me fifteen minutes to warm up. But that's such an important time, it shouldn't be rushed. I'm sorry you got tendonitis. If I forget to stretch, or I don't get enough sleep, I have really severe muscle spasms in my legs. Then I have to stretch really often. - by AUNA_CYCLE

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