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atom heart
02-05-2007, 07:32 PM
The bane of all the late dance sets of all the Coachellas I have been to has been my shins. After 12 hours of running around and dancing the front of my shins cause me so much pain I can hardly move. This was especially frustrating last year with Daft Punk. That beat! And I couldn't dance to it!

So, runners, joggers, what is the best way to prevent or treat shin splints?

SWEETSHIVERBURN
02-05-2007, 07:36 PM
i am not a runner.. but i do yoga and a lot of stretching before work.. i run about and stand on my feet for 12 hrs plus. This seems to help. Plus good shoes with good shock absorbtion.

Benis23
02-05-2007, 08:15 PM
yeah, lots of stretching and or yoga would help, or running stairs instead of horizontal running (if that is what causes them), plus plenty of water

Quentin
02-05-2007, 08:46 PM
I used to be on the varsity track team and got this every season.

Massaging your muscles and resting always helps. I guess you can do it a set or two befor the one you really want to be at. As a lot of people have suggested before, stretch. A lot, and stretch well. Start running now is also, atleast your legs and your body will be used to a lot of physical movement.

If the pain gets pretty bad, you might wanna bring some med tape to brace your shins.

pewter14
02-05-2007, 10:12 PM
shin splints suck ... used to play softball 4 times a week, and I would get nasty shin splints if I didn't warm up enough ...

what did it for me, while warming up, I ran/jogged backwards for 10-15 minutes before each game ...

this may look silly in the Sahara tent ... or, maybe not.

Quentin
02-05-2007, 10:46 PM
shin splints suck ... used to play softball 4 times a week, and I would get nasty shin splints if I didn't warm up enough ...

what did it for me, while warming up, I ran/jogged backwards for 10-15 minutes before each game ...

this may look silly in the Sahara tent ... or, maybe not.

Haha, if someone started doing that, i'd just follow their lead. We can make it a new dance move.

vinylmartyr
02-05-2007, 10:47 PM
I plan on doing 30 mins a day on the treadmill 3 weeks before Coachella.

Quentin
02-05-2007, 11:06 PM
I plan on doing 30 mins a day on the treadmill 3 weeks before Coachella.

Yeh, I run around my block everynight cause I'm too used to track training to stop.

elChurro
02-06-2007, 07:31 AM
lol, this threads funny. there should be a coachella iron-man or i survived coachella shirt.

apachedino
02-06-2007, 08:39 AM
Pick up running, slowly at first. Like 5 miles one week then 10 and then 15 for a while. Running, if done right, makes your joints and ligaments sooo much stronger that standing for 3 days would be easy. Of course everyone I know hates running and that's alot to ask for 1 concert.

Mo'rage
02-06-2007, 08:47 AM
i get them bad sometimes. to avoid them, i stretch my shins for a few minutes, pointing my toe downwards as far as i can, even pull it back if you can. it helps some.

mountmccabe
02-06-2007, 10:35 AM
lol, this threads funny. there should be a coachella iron-man or i survived coachella shirt.

Hahahahaha.

There was. You knew that, right?

mountmccabe
02-06-2007, 02:04 PM
Anyway my regimen will involve going to as many other shows as I can before the festival. I may not enjoy them but they will be good practice.

thaipod
02-06-2007, 02:19 PM
Goldenvoice presents Coachella The Triatholon!

atom heart
02-06-2007, 03:52 PM
I don't hate running but I like cycling much better. I need to exercise anyway!

Courtney
02-06-2007, 05:31 PM
Wha? Shin splints? Clearly your Coachella is a lot more stressful than my Coachella. I recommend less running and more drinking :)

Hannahrain
02-06-2007, 11:54 PM
lol, this threads funny. there should be a coachella iron-man or i survived coachella shirt.

How about a coachella purple heart?

atom heart
02-07-2007, 06:32 PM
less running and more drinking

I like to remember my Coachellas, and anyway I wouldn't get past the ID check.


I'll take the "more drinking" as "more water" for now.

algunz
10-12-2007, 10:34 PM
Bump, but I found it in my boredom.

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