Running/ITB Pain/Healthy for boot camp

SkrewzLoose

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As for Cback's request, here's my update:
-RTC was a cake walk
-It's amazing how quickly and frequently the shit bags stand out/fuck up
-Out of a division of 85 recruits (all SpecOps/SpecWar, maybe 40 SWCC/45 AIRR), at least 50 were dirt bags, no attention to detail, no motivation, no respect
-The time went by VERY quickly
-Running suffered more than anything, we were a full 3 weeks into boot camp before we ran more than 1.5 miles
-Chow was good, never left hungry
-Days were long, Rev @ 0430, Taps @ 2200...something I have to get used to anyway
-People would go to medical for the smallest sniffles, I don't think I was 100% well the entire time I was there, but I knew going to medical might land me in my rack for 48-72 hours
-I learned that it's possible to sleep standing up
-We were told about Bin Laden the next morning. HOOFUCKINGYAH former DEVGRU (whoever they are now), former ST6!!

I can't think of anything else right now. I'm currently across the street at NSTC for 9 days, then I fly to the left coast. I can't wait!!! Any questions, shoot. I'll also post more as I remember it.
 

SkrewzLoose

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#24
A few things that I've remembered during the day...
A list of names I was called or heard other recruits called:
-Hey you
-That guy (ie, where is that guy, who is that guy)
-Ass hole
-Ass clown
-Clown
-Retard
-Fucktard
-Fuck face
-Dip shit
-Shit head
-Jackwagon
-Dirt bag
-Shit bag
-Fucking E1 civilian (usually reserved for those who didn't greet properly)

I second guessed my decision a lot during the first week. It started when I was sitting in O'Hare for 3 hours waiting for the bus to pick us up and take us to RTC. I was out of my comfort zone and I didn't like it. I didn't have much time to think about it during the day, but at night when I was alone with my thoughts, I wanted to be back home. It's imperative to remember why you've volunteered to do this. There has to be some reason behind your decision and that's what has to keep you motivated. Even during boot camp. After we got into a bit of groove schedule wise, the time passed very quickly and before I knew it Battle Stations and then PIR was upon us.
Speaking of Battle Stations, this is when my personal favorite/most memorable moment of RTC occured. After we completed all our evolutions, the 3 divisions who were running Battle Stations at the time mustered out on the pier. We were given a debrief and then we were told we'd be receiving our Navy ball caps. Lee Greenwood's I'm Proud to be an American started playing and I immediately got a lump in my throat. Then our RDC (Recruit Division Commanders, the equivalent of a TI/DI) started handing us our Navy ball caps. To have our Chief and our POs hand us a Navy ball cap, shake our hand, welcome us aboard as ship mates and thank us for what we've done was an indescribable feeling.
Again, I'll keep writing more as I remember it...
 

Servimus

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To have our Chief and our POs hand us a Navy ball cap, shake our hand, welcome us aboard as ship mates and thank us for what we've done was an indescribable feeling.
Again, I'll keep writing more as I remember it...
That sounds awesome man. Congrats.
 
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There are a number of causes of IT band pain. A common cause for runners is running on a beveled road surface, where one leg strikes the ground at a higher level than the other. Track runners also occasionally get IT band problems due to running curves repetitively in the same direction. As you learned it can be alleviated by stretching. But you should also think of running on a more flat surface, or if you run on a track, occasionally run in the opposite direction. If the pain persists you might try a different form of cardiovascular work such as swimming pool running or cycling. Finally, most of my experience with IT band problems are in the knee, not at the hip, or origin attachment point. Can you get an orthopedist to check it out?

Good luck.
I have runners knee and went to a doctor, they said everything is fine with the knee structurally. I am still training and have time to rest which I have been doing. My doctor gave me some exercises to help with the problem and strengthen the inner part of my leg. Do you have any stretches or remedies that personally worked for you? Let me know thanks.
 
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I have runners knee and went to a doctor, they said everything is fine with the knee structurally. I am still training and have time to rest which I have been doing. My doctor gave me some exercises to help with the problem and strengthen the inner part of my leg. Do you have any stretches or remedies that personally worked for you? Let me know thanks.
Yes, I had a severe case of it last year at this time. DO NOT REST IT! I say that because the primary way people rest is to not run and rather sit down or watch tv etc.
1. You need to significantly drop the long distance running, and move to serious sprints (200-400m), the kind where you really get full range of motion in the hips and your whole lower body is tired including glutes, hammies, quads, everything (it may hurt progressively up until 6, but after 6 if you are really pulling with your glutes and correct form, the pain will immediately go away from this awesome activation and you'll be sore in the right places and what's more is you'll know its the right places).
2. Seriously attack your upper and lower glutes, tensor fascia (by your hip bones where you transition from glutes to hip flexors), outer quads, and calves with a lacrosse ball correctly in the Kelly Starrett fashion, and
3. incorporate some full range of motion, weighted squats and lunges in your routine more than once a week.
I've been there and still have problems periodically with it if I do not address it proactively over time. The thing is: do the stretches and exercises and do them a lot. Do not rest just run long distance far less until the problem is gone.
 
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