Whereabouts in your head is the pain and what sort of pain?
hydration isn't just after the run - make sure you've drunk enough in the day before your run. As a simple test try drinking 1 or 2 litres of water the day before. If you run in the morning before work, then just a small drink before setting out. If you run in the evening try drinking 1 litre of water during the day. You'll probably pee lots during the day, but as long as you stop drinking at least an hour befor your run you should be OK while you are out.
Then see how you feel afterwards. If it gets rid of the headache, you can then experiment to find out how much additional fluid you need to add to your daily routine.
Unless you're poorly hydrated before you run it's not likely that the headache would be due to dehydration. It's an easy thing to test though - make sure you drink regularly throughout the day to keep hydration levels up and either take a drink with you or drink plenty once you've finished your run.
Some people just get headaches with higher intensity exercise - I'm one of them! If I'm doing anything over an hour I take an ibuprofen before I start and it tends to keep them at bay.
Another option could be poor posture - hunching your shoulders or clenching your jaw whilst you run.
Hey there... i had the *exact* same problem when i first started increasing my miles. I ran my first 5.6km back in July then started training for a half marathon. I was getting two-day headaches (horrible to put up with) and asked the same question on a separate forum here.
Managed to solve it myself by eating within 20 mins of finishing my run. I've not had a headache since - and i've completed the Royal Parks half-marathon this weekend without a hint of a headache! good luck, hope this helps!
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