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What is going on when you actually feel better as a long race progresses / injuries subside? (Read 273 times)

DoppleBock


    PS - Having an excessive cumpulsive personality, I am smart enough not to touch drugs.  That would have no chance of ending well.

    Retired 1/1/13 ... Tired of being broken and fat  ... Hit 296# Memorial Day 2016 - New goal = To be able to enjoy running 4-5 hours through the woods again by Fall 2016. April 2017

     

     

    zonykel


      I ran a half marathon once in which one of my knees hurt on the side (ITB, probably). I ran with the pain for several miles (5?), and then all of a sudden, the pain went away, and I was able to run faster the rest of the race.

       

      the pain returned after the race, though.

       

      I asked my dr. About it, and i think she said my body released hormones to counter the pain. My memory may be Faulty, but I haven't read anything that would substantiate that claim.

        PS - Having an excessive cumpulsive personality, I am smart enough not to touch drugs.  That would have no chance of ending well.

         

        Same for me.  And I figure that with Gambling and Booze, 2 vices is plenty enough already.  No need to add a third, right? Big grin

        The Plan '15 →   ///    "Run Hard, Live Easy."   ∞


        Mmmmm...beer

          I asked my dr. About it, and i think she said my body released hormones to counter the pain. My memory may be Faulty, but I haven't read anything that would substantiate that claim.

           

          I don't have any links, but I have read that studies have shown increased endorphin levels will reduce the affects of pain.  Exercise, among other activities, has been shown to increase endorphin levels.  Sex/orgasms will also increase endorphin levels, and one study actually showed that just thinking about sex will cause your body to release more endorphins, thereby reducing pain levels.

          -Dave

          My running blog

          Goals | sub-18 5k | sub-3 marathon

          Chantilly75


            K L Duke Congratulations on your 24 hr.

             

            A couple of years ago, I read some articles in Running Times, I think,  which gave the opinion that over-long distance can help some kinds of running injuries.  Can't remember what the reasoning was.

            Maybe that is what happened for you.

             

            "Rocking' around the Christmas tree,

            Have a happy holiday"

             

             

             

            DoppleBock


              I have managed to eliminate cigarettes and gambling ~ I gave up alcohol for 18 months in 2005-2006 but decided life was better with it than without.

               

               

              Same for me.  And I figure that with Gambling and Booze, 2 vices is plenty enough already.  No need to add a third, right? Big grin

              Retired 1/1/13 ... Tired of being broken and fat  ... Hit 296# Memorial Day 2016 - New goal = To be able to enjoy running 4-5 hours through the woods again by Fall 2016. April 2017

               

               

              DoppleBock


                Too many bad places to take this, I will not ... But I am thinking about it.

                 

                 

                I don't have any links, but I have read that studies have shown increased endorphin levels will reduce the affects of pain.  Exercise, among other activities, has been shown to increase endorphin levels.  Sex/orgasms will also increase endorphin levels, and one study actually showed that just thinking about sex will cause your body to release more endorphins, thereby reducing pain levels.

                Retired 1/1/13 ... Tired of being broken and fat  ... Hit 296# Memorial Day 2016 - New goal = To be able to enjoy running 4-5 hours through the woods again by Fall 2016. April 2017

                 

                 

                  Too many bad places to take this, I will not ... But I am thinking about it.

                   

                  Well to start with, where's the relevant RA log activity type?


                  Mmmmm...beer

                    Too many bad places to take this, I will not ... But I am thinking about it.

                     

                     

                    I did make it a lil too easy. lol

                    -Dave

                    My running blog

                    Goals | sub-18 5k | sub-3 marathon

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