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When people say "push through the pain!" -- What pain is OK and not OK to run through?

  • Tracy M.
    Tracy M.

    Great question... I was asking myself the same thing this weekend. Had a terrible (slow) run this weekend and by the time I finished, my quads were so tight/heavy. Rested Sunday and decided to see how I'd do on the treadmill last night. It was slow, and my quads were a little tight, but no pain. Feel okay today, but wondering if it was better to have waited another day?

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Bryan

    I have a tendency to push through the pain a lot and I usually end up having forced time off because I made things worse. Don't know where the bright line is. I think we're supposed to know and listen to our bodies. I'm still figuring it out.

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Desiree
    Desiree

    Tracy - I hope your quads are feeling better :) And glad you had no pain on your run last night.

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Desiree
    Desiree

    I pushed through today. Last week I ran my first 5 miles ever (lol!) and at about 3.5 miles my knee started to hurt...then down my shin. I finished but was sore for a good 2 days. I finally decided to run today after many days of rest, and right away my shin started hurting :/ The knee, only a little when I would slow down.
    Not sure if i should have stopped earlier or if it was OK to keep running even though I felt pain.

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Desiree
    Desiree

    Bryan - I think I do the same thing as you, just push through. Then you have to take off more time then you'd like. Wish I knew the middle ground!

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Tim M.
    Tim M.

    what shoes are you running in?

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Desiree
    Desiree

    Nike Shox. They are about 16months old

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Tim M.
    Tim M.

    Negative.. YOU need new shoes. Thats your problem. Get a nice pair from a running store. They will cost a few extra dollars, but your pain will def go away.

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Desiree
    Desiree

    Will do this as soon as I can :) ty!

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Tim M.
    Tim M.

    Most IMPORTANT thing is good shoes. Bottom line and 16 month old shoes wil only get you hurt and hurt badly.

    about 6 years ago Like1 person