I am training for a 10K in April and I have noticed the last two times I run that my face is extremely red and it burns. It goes away after 30 minutes.Its not a sun burn and I have never had a weight problem and very healthy..but I can tell you distance running is fairly new to me. Has anyone else had this problem before and if so, do you know if I should be concerned? thks.
have had a red face on windy days or on runs where I was pushing the pace. my general rule - unless there's pain there isn't a problem.
goals for 2011:
break 19minutes for 5k
break 2:42 for olympic triathlon probably Anthracite olympic
break 3:16 for marathon ( a long shot but it's fun putting yourself out there)
The redness in your face could be from not sweating. I also get redness in the face after I exercise because it's like my face will not let sweat come out. The rest of my body will be dripping but my face will be, for the most part dry, and red as an apple! I've tried washing my face before running because I thought that maybe my lotion or makeup could be causing my skin to hold the sweat in, but I still had the same outcome.
i have the exact same problem! sooo red people would think i was about to pass out! i felt fine though. i don't think that it's a problem. when i saw it as a topic i started getting nervous thinking "oh gosh, there's something wrong with me afterall" but no..it's done that to me now for 11 years and it's never caused a problem. i always thought the sweat was causing the burn. but mine never burns that bad...just irritable.
Same thing happens to me. worse though, when it's hot. I think it has something to do with the increase of blood flow. It's a little annoying because I look like I'm going to pass out but I feel fine and it's not at all harmful.
I'm kind of embarrassed about mine. it turns nearly purple, after only 20 minutes of running! And im only 10 lbs overweight. I hope it doesn't mean there's something wrong with me!
I thought I was sort of a freak. It happens to me every single time I run. It takes at least an hour afterwards for my head and face to stop sweating and being red. It has never caused me any problems (other than being irritating if I need to get ready for something afterwards.) I think some people are just made that way.
It happens to me as well-especially when it is hot outside. Everyone tells me "wow, you got a major sunburn there!" An hour or so later it's always gone though. I have been told that taking Benadryl before I run might help, but I have not tried it yet.
There was a discussion of this on the Runners World website a couple years ago.
Google "red face after exercise". There's a lot out there.
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