No pain, no gain, right? That’s what they say, but how do you know if your pain is serious or you’re just sore from a long workout? For starters, soreness usually only lasts a day or two and you shouldn’t feel any pain if you are sitting still. When a muscle is sore, it’s usually in both legs and covers a large area (i.e. both quads, both calves, etc.).
Pain, on the other hand, lasts longer than a couple days and can hurt even when you’re sitting still. Pain is typically in a specific spot or joint and may throb....
“Isn’t running bad for your knees?” is a question that runners frequently hear. And then there’s the occasional story about a runner passing out or—even worse—dying of a heart issue after running a marathon, which might make some people wonder if this running thing is really all that good for you.
We’ve all been there – it’s not that you don’t want to run, it’s that you don’t want to run that same loop around your neighborhood for the fourth time this week. But sometimes it can be difficult to know where to find ideas for new routes. Here are a few to get you started:
- Google maps. Look at Google and see what’s around you. Is there an open space, lake, or park? Chances are there is a trail nearby.
- Look on your city’s website. More and more towns have bike paths...
- Choosing a selection results in a full page refresh.
- Press the space key then arrow keys to make a selection.