Gents, I'm currently doing a fair bit of training for a ardous course, and I'm currently trying to get a scooby on how to prevent injury and loosen up the muscles. I'm not doing anything that arduous, just long slow runs (40 miles+ a week) with the odd period of circuits or weights. I'm fairly fit, and have been active for a while (8.30 min PFT is an average) so not too worried about getting fitter, but more about not getting biffed out! I'm from the old school thinking that "stretchings for puffs, and wimin!" but trying new things out now...! I've been told to get hold of a foam roller but the internet has many different answers as to what I need? Has anyone used one before? I currently stretch after a run or session, is it worth just stretching on a rest day or just keep it to the sessions? Someone mentioned to take up yoga. Is it really that good? It is a bit bent though isn't it? Is sports massage as good as its cracked up to be? Do i really get a swedish chick to massage my inner thigh? Thanks gents!