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the thing about stretching...you don't reallly want to "stretch" your muscles before because that's what leads to muscle failure. So the best thing to do is a warm up. Jog in place for a few minutes do a few lunges just to limber up.
As for the pain is it more muscle pain or bone pain? Muscle pain could just be sore muscles from working out....bone pain sounds like shin splints...if its bone pain I would suggest you do an alternative cardio for a few weeks and see if the pain lessens.
Oh and P.S. I good thing to do before running...google Army. PRT Preperation drills. They do a good job of warming up all your muscles. Abdominals, shoulders, legs, etc.
Running is a full body thing besides what people think. You use alot of core muscles (abs) and arm/shoulder muscles running as well so its good to get a full body warmup
Last edited by Roperchick; 07-14-2012 at 12:35 AM.