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Just the one if you need to after the race. A lot of runners have addictive personalitys matey. Just don't go mad and start thinking I must do 30 miles a day everyday it happens and if you look around this site there are quite a few like that.
What cinders said makes a lot of sence, She talks sence a lot does that lass.
Lol, ta Cake You're right too about the addictive side of it.
Not sure about abusing NSAIDs but you can get too reliant on them, ie remember reading about people with headaches that wouldn't go away because they got too used to taking painkillers for them.
Are you off out for a run today Toby? Hope the legs aren't still sore
I try to avoid the NSAIDs as much as possible.
Often any aches I have are the result of a rushed post run stretch, and a non-existant warm-up.
Today I did 13 miles and thats excluding a 1mile warm up jog. The cool down was a 5-15 minute walk home and 45 minutes of stretching. Almost as much time in all as I was running .
When ever I skimp on my before or after routine the aches begin. Always with out fail.
Running full on, on painkillers is risky, the injury is still there your just not feeling it. Best to rest while taking them or pull back on the effort.That way the area damaged gets a rest and because the pain is lessened your running motion is not effected as it was before.
As you gain in experience you will learn how to read your body better and many of the aches you have simply wont occur anymore as you get stronger.
You will just get other ones
Thats just the way it is
Yes you have much to learn of the Way of the Run.
How do your shins and blisters feel?
Knifed them, eeek! Compeed is good!
I would say don't squeeze it then lol