Should you run with sore/aching legs?

9 messages
18/06/2013 at 18:09

Should you run if your thigs/glutes are aching from doing lots of squats the day before?



18/06/2013 at 18:10

No. It'll just cause more damage. Cycle if you can.

18/06/2013 at 18:14

Okay - will give them a rest! Thanks for the reply

18/06/2013 at 18:19

I kind of run through the post-workout pain regardless!

18/06/2013 at 18:19

Yes, you will be fine. An easy run will help with recovery.

19/06/2013 at 08:48

I tend to do my strength session on easy days, which means that it is typically followed by a hard day. Often a bit achey if I've been doing pliometrics, but it doesn't seem to affect my training.

However, I played football on Monday for the first time in about five years and my legs are killing me today.  20 min tempo planned for lunchtime, which might be interesting.

19/06/2013 at 09:22

I find a gentle jog/run helps recovery - first few steps can be painful but by the end my legs tend to feel better.


20/06/2013 at 19:22

I find a gentle run loosens me up but I tend to know if I'm doing to much, also cycling helps and a good stretch out after.

20/06/2013 at 19:28

If I stayed in when my legs ached I'd never run at all

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