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1770 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Feb 21, 2011 8:57 AM by Art Davis RSS
flyzippio Pro 116 posts since
Jan 18, 2010
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Feb 19, 2011 5:08 PM

Not feeling anymore pain but...

I recently ran a 5K and an almost 5 mile run on back to back weekends.  Since, I'm a fairly new runner I think I over did it.  I had some calf pain and decided to rest.  It's been 2 weeks and I've been pain free for about 3 days.  I'm taking this as a good sign.  Should I play it safe and give it another day or two or should I just head out and give it a shot?  I'd prefer to not start a pattern of trouble, but don't want to rest more than I should.  Just looking for some opinions.

  • nowirun4fun Legend 208 posts since
    Oct 22, 2010
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    1. Feb 19, 2011 6:28 PM (in response to flyzippio)
    Re: Not feeling anymore pain but...

    2 weeks off and pain free for 3 days.  You're fine.  Get back out there.

     

    I run every other day, and I'm in pain one way or another pretty much everyday.   More often than not, I keep running.  Pain is part of running.

     

    Really sharp pains - commonly identified as the sudden onset of an OH SH*T pain - are what you really want to be concerned about.

  • Joseph Tree Legend 378 posts since
    Oct 22, 2010
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    3. Feb 20, 2011 6:58 PM (in response to flyzippio)
    Re: Not feeling anymore pain but...

    You can probably get back to it now, but should ask yourself to maybe be a little more careful henceforth.  There's almost never a call to run yourself into an injury. You will have to know your own body to take good care of it, but that's your main job now.  No one else can tell you.

    They say never to increase milage by more than 10% a week, and to give yourself a good solid recovery after a hard run.  I guarantee you that such lessons were learned the hard way by a lot of people.  They also say "Listen to your body," which trumps nearly all the other good care ideas if one can get the real hang of it.

    Anyway, good luck!  Run well!





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  • nowirun4fun Legend 208 posts since
    Oct 22, 2010
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    4. Feb 20, 2011 7:11 PM (in response to Joseph Tree)
    Re: Not feeling anymore pain but...

    Be a little more careful?  He ran a 5K and a 5 miler?  He had some pain.  Yes we need to learn to listen to our bodies, but if we try to only run when we have no pain, I can guarantee your results are going to be pretty dang lame, no pun intended.

  • ALatteCrazy Pro 105 posts since
    Feb 6, 2011
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    6. Feb 20, 2011 9:49 PM (in response to flyzippio)
    Re: Not feeling anymore pain but...

    I think it's fine to start back up running, just perhaps don't run 5 miles back to back right away I'm glad to see you running again. A few weeks ago when I was running I was having some knee pain, but it's since stopped, I have no idea what caused it. I'd say if something hurts and you find you need to slow down or walk, slow down or walk, then see how it feels after you sleep.





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  • ALatteCrazy Pro 105 posts since
    Feb 6, 2011
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    7. Feb 20, 2011 9:56 PM (in response to nowirun4fun)
    Re: Not feeling anymore pain but...

    Pain that you can run through that is somewhat 'normal' because either you always hurt to some degree or just running hurts to some degree and it's always been that way is probably all right, but if it's not part of your 'norm' to be in pain when you run, think about it before you keep pushing. I kept running when I had the knee pain, but I also popped advil for a couple of days. I couldn't figure out WHY it hurt, and it didn't hurt when I wasn't running - yet it didn't hurt ENOUGH when i was running for me to think I was actually injured. It was just on the edge of being annoying. I also didn't want it to interfere with my running lol.





    ALatteCrazy


    Ontario Mills 10K Jan 21st 2012 - 49:32 3rd place women (PR)

    ARMC 5K March 10th 2012 - 23:02 1st place AG women (PR)

    SoCal Ragnar April 19-20 2012 Huntington Beach to Coronado Island - 24.5 miles total, 8:30 avg

    RoC Race Del Mar May 19th 2012 38:28 8th for div

    Fontana Days Half Marathon - June 2nd 2012 - 1:37 PR!!!! (1:48 in 2011)

    Wasastchback Ragnar June 15-16th 2012 Logan to Park City UT - TBA!

    Mojave Narrows Half - June 30th 2012 - TBA!

    Rockin the Desert Mud run - August 25th 2012 - TBA!

    Red Rock Relay - Sept 7-8th 2012 - Brian's Head to Zion UT - TBA!

    St George Marathon - Oct 6th 2012

    Las Vegas Ragnar - Nov 9-10th 2012


  • Vasu in DE Rookie 2 posts since
    May 30, 2008
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    8. Feb 21, 2011 8:08 AM (in response to flyzippio)
    Re: Not feeling anymore pain but...

    If you do not feel any pain and more importantly, if you are excited and craving for running.  Then, I would say go for it. Do not over do anything

  • Art Davis Pro 112 posts since
    Jan 30, 2008
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    9. Feb 21, 2011 8:57 AM (in response to flyzippio)
    Re: Not feeling anymore pain but...

    I would go ahead and try it.

    don't try to set any PR's just a nice comfortable pace.





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