>Running 101>Running With Soreness/Tightness?
Yes. Easy/recovery runs often help me shake off soreness and tightness, too. If it gets worse with running, doesn't go away with running, or progresses to pain, then I stop.
Figuring out the line between sore and painful is the real magic. I'm still working on that, too (been at this less than two years).
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I do. If I didn't run when I was sore or achey, I'd probably never run! I had a chronic piriformis issue and I ran through it for over a year. If it's something that persists for awhile, see a PT...the only time I really rest for injury is if it's really intense or sharp pain.
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Try the foam roller or the stick. Speaking of which, I need to start using again.
I have feeling, based on all you've posted about your past in body building and/or weight lifting...that you know the answer. Sore muscles respond well to light workouts and the workout can speed the healing and reduce the soreness. Pain is a different matter.
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Sore muscles respond well to light workouts and the workout can speed the healing and reduce the soreness. Pain is a different matter.
I'm up to moderate on the pain scale....or it presents in such a way as to suggest a specific injury...before I actually don't run. Slow down, longer warmup, yes.
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i've worked through many issues over the years & whenever I feel any tightness or twinges will back off abit. walking for a few minutes before & after workout helps me. doing an easy run/walk also helps tremendously at times. had some slight tightness in my left hamstring & slight discomfort back of right knee this am so I did an easy run/walk for an hour. its ok to do that at times. its a good mental as well physical break. don't try to push it especially with hm coming up soon. better to take it easier & be more refreshed/whole at the starting line than being mentally/physically stressed.
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