Oh, those sore muscles! The down side of exercise. Is there any truth to the saying, "no pain, no gain"?
I've just upped my miles on my running regimen (I'm training for a 10K at the end of March). I was doing 3.5 to 4 miles 3 days per week. This week on Monday I did 5 and today I'm suppose to do 4 but my legs are still sore. So, I started out slow this morning and about 1.5 miles into the run, I started to feel better. I didn't break any records but I did get my 4 miles in and I feel pretty good about that both physically and mentally. Sometimes, if you just ease your way through the pain, those endorphin's kick in and every thing seems better.
Thanks for all your great tips and motivation!
If you don't challenge yourself and push yourself some, you're not going to improve. Soreness is an indication that you're pushing your body past its limits. Soon enough you'll realize those 5 miles won't make you sore, but it will take like 7 miles to make you sore. Try drinking a protein shake after your run.
Come back and let us know how you did in the race. Good luck!
Tony isn't a licensed nutritionist yet, so he can't give anyone advice on what to do. Please consult your doctor for his professional opinion on a diet/nutrition program that will work for you.
Tony's blog is a journal of his experiences and what has worked for him. He lists general guidelines and suggestions only. He is NOT a professional.