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    Just started running!!

    Right,! i have taken up running and really pushed myself yesterday and today , the thing is my legs and bum are really hurting tonight so my quetion is...............
    Is it better to have a day off tomorrow or push through the pain if i can?

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    Let it rest

    Rest, your muscles need time to recover. Start slowly and you will get better results and less chance of an injury.

    If you have just started you should build up gradually rather than pushing yourself tbh.

    Did you warm up/down? Stretch off?

    ^^^^^^ what they have said

    remember to stretch after exercise,this will help,try doing some upper body work tomorrow if you joined a gym whilst your legs rest,it gets easier with time

    If your legs are really bad, fill your bath up half way with cold water and sit in there for 12 minutes.

    Will help a lot.

    When you are starting you should never push yourself too much and never run two days in a row. Start off with an easy jog, slowly try to either increase your time or your distance or both (depending on what you want from it)

    You'll be surprised how quickly you progress.

    By the sounds of it you're heading for an injury at the moment.

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    davelfc;8061746

    When you are starting you should never push yourself too much and never … When you are starting you should never push yourself too much and never run two days in a row. Start off with an easy jog, slowly try to either increase your time or your distance or both (depending on what you want from it)You'll be surprised how quickly you progress. By the sounds of it you're heading for an injury at the moment.



    oooops, im just impatient and want to see results
    i started last week and started with fast walk and now just doing short stints of running inbetween

    what does taking medication put weight on?

    Original Poster

    Paddy_o_furniture;8061671

    Did you warm up/down? Stretch off?



    no, thought i would be ok just starting out walking to warm up !! i dont really know too much tbh and couldnt bare the thought of a personal trainer x

    glam-R;8061804

    oooops, im just impatient and want to see resultsi started last week and … oooops, im just impatient and want to see resultsi started last week and started with fast walk and now just doing short stints of running inbetween



    You really will not see results if you are impatient and do too much too soon. But you will see some incredible results if you build up slowly and take the required rest days.

    Original Poster

    ahhhhh a day off tomorrow for me x

    Original Poster

    davelfc;8061837

    You really will not see results if you are impatient and do too much too … You really will not see results if you are impatient and do too much too soon. But you will see some incredible results if you build up slowly and take the required rest days.



    Thank you x

    I'm going to add myself into this thread, many silly comments.

    Your muscles hurt because you haven't been running for a long time, you've just started running, expect your muscles to hurt for a while after runs, and, if your legs hurt and you can still run, I can assure you the run will actually loosen the muscles and you'll be better off than sitting on your ass resting. Stretch before and after, just so your muscles are lose and not tight.

    If your legs are bad and you want to run the next day, have a cold bath for 12 minutes and 80% of the time you'll be able to run the next day.

    Blisters will become a problem possibly if you up the milage, professional runners who have been running for 40 years still get blisters, it's not due to bad shoes or incorrect running. I used to duct tape my feet to stop the blistering. I dont run that much atm though.

    Once your fitness gets good, start adding hills and even sprints into your runs.

    And, time your runs.

    As everyone has said rest. Your body is telling you that you have worked it hard and therefore you need to rest it. All you will do is risk injury which will set you back in your running. Make sure you build yourself up properly, a lot of people dive in head first and then lose interest as they dont seem to make any progress.
    I would susspect that you will be sore for a few days so maybe a couple of days rest is needed.

    Oh my days...

    Wotwot123;8062129

    Oh my days...


    Your fitness and strength do not improve while you are running. They improve while you are resting, as your body responds to the stresses it has experienced. Rest is just as important a part of your training programme as running. When you start running, you should not run more than every other day. As you get more experienced, you should take a day off each week.

    Wotwot123;8062129

    Oh my days...



    another HUKD expert....


    [email protected] tape,cold bath and stretching before

    definitely have a rest, as you can seriously injure it and sideline you for a while.

    boothy;8062186

    another HUKD [email protected] tape,cold bath and stretching before



    I used to run over 50 miles a week in near athletic times.

    So yes, I am an expert, now go read up about running. Athletes use duct tape and even super glue to stop blisters.

    davelfc;8062156

    Your fitness and strength do not improve while you are running. They … Your fitness and strength do not improve while you are running. They improve while you are resting, as your body responds to the stresses it has experienced. Rest is just as important a part of your training programme as running. When you start running, you should not run more than every other day. As you get more experienced, you should take a day off each week.



    Yes, but if you run crap, you'll get crap gains, push yourself properly, and you'll get fantastic gains.

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    Wotwot123;8062326

    I used to run over 50 miles a week in near athletic times.So yes, I am an … I used to run over 50 miles a week in near athletic times.So yes, I am an expert, now go read up about running. Athletes use duct tape and even super glue to stop blisters.



    Anyone else wincing at the thought of putting duct tape over a raw open blister...

    Wotwot123;8062326

    I used to run over 50 miles a week in near athletic times.So yes, I am an … I used to run over 50 miles a week in near athletic times.So yes, I am an expert, now go read up about running. Athletes use duct tape and even super glue to stop blisters.



    just apply duct tape over pressure/regular areas ?
    good link; walking.about.com/cs/…htm

    Wotwot123;8062344

    Yes, but if you run crap, you'll get crap gains, push yourself properly, … Yes, but if you run crap, you'll get crap gains, push yourself properly, and you'll get fantastic gains.



    No just injuries. (for beginners)

    Wotwot123;8062326

    I used to run over 50 miles a week in near athletic times.So yes, I am an … I used to run over 50 miles a week in near athletic times.So yes, I am an expert, now go read up about running. Athletes use duct tape and even super glue to stop blisters.



    Hardly an expert with your advice. I used to run about the same when I was in the RAF. Some in running gear and some in my combats and boots.

    As an experienced runner you should know that beginners start slow and build up. To say otherwise is stupid, really stupid of you.

    Wotwot123;8062326

    I used to run over 50 miles a week in near athletic times.So yes, I am an … I used to run over 50 miles a week in near athletic times.So yes, I am an expert, now go read up about running. Athletes use duct tape and even super glue to stop blisters.



    you are not an expert

    master_chief;8062360

    Anyone else wincing at the thought of putting duct tape over a raw open … Anyone else wincing at the thought of putting duct tape over a raw open blister...



    Oh hell no, if you have an open blister DO NOT RUN.

    Run and it will get bigger.

    Look, I never said for this person to go crazy, but don't be stupid and take days off resting, seriously.

    When I started, I was nearly 19 stone and ran around 2 miles in 1 hour, I did that Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

    Never missed a day.

    Rest too much, and your body will get used to resting for long periods of time.

    Wotwot123;8062479

    When I started, I was nearly 19 stone and ran around 2 miles in 1 hour, I … When I started, I was nearly 19 stone and ran around 2 miles in 1 hour, I did that Monday, Wednesday, Friday.Never missed a day.Rest too much, and your body will get used to resting for long periods of time.



    Well if you read the OP then you would see that this person has been running for the past two days in a row already. So they need to rest, not run.

    davelfc;8062572

    Well if you read the OP then you would see that this person has been … Well if you read the OP then you would see that this person has been running for the past two days in a row already. So they need to rest, not run.



    Quote me stating they should run tomorrow and I swear I'll send you every single item I own.

    boothy;8062447

    you are not an expert



    Sorry boothy, and you are? my bad.

    Wotwot123;8062710

    Sorry boothy, and you are? my bad.



    apology accepted,no problem:thumbsup:

    Banned

    I have just come back from swimming.

    I did 32 lengths, woop woop :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    DLM - well done you x x

    And thanks for everyones advise,i am resting today and back to it tomorrow after stretches etc x

    you don't seem to have run far from your keyboard though

    boothy;8062447

    you are not an expert



    lol

    easy Forrest

    Banned

    Definitely push through the pain



    Good for a laugh

    I have to agree with davelfc in terms of the tone of his responses. In my view, if you are starting to run you should be concentrating on the basics, putting together a warm up, getting a good running form, feeling how your body responds to the excercise, and thinking about what clothes and shoes to wear for comfort etc.

    There are lots of great running ]forums. Read lots and it will save you making some of the mistakes others have learned from. However as you see already, you may get very different opinions and will have to make some kind of judgment about what you want out of the sport.

    I believe for the first at least two months you should be holding yourself back. This is a dangerous time in my opinion when very keen beginners do damage to their bodies and then give up on the sport, without really having experienced the high of feeling you are a runner. Aim for very small increases in distance each week, and alternate between running and walking around the course. Your muscles will hurt anyway as they are not used to the different use, but you should not be "stiff as a board" or in agony.

    As I run to just to keep fit and to keep asthma at bay, I am very soft on myself when it comes to blisters and use compeed for no pain management. It's a little expensive, but for all but club, competitive or extreme runners you should not get blisters that often.

    In about 6 ot 12 months you should know where you want to go with the sport in the medium term.

    I'm no expert, but I started running a few months ago. Started at first by fast walking for 5 mins then running for 1 etc. It was fine at first doing this each day, but when I started pushing myself to run faster/longer I started to feel pain in my legs, and started to notice that I couldn't always manage one day what I'd done the day before. Took a couple of days off and went for it again, everything ok. So I would recommend resting for at least a day between runs. Either that or do your normal run every other day, and do a shorter run/slow jog the next.
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