27 Apr '15, 1am

Running 101: Combatting Sore Muscles After a Run

Running 101: Combatting Sore Muscles After a Run

Soreness after a workout is normal, but there are ways to minimize it before it sets in. Photo: www.shutterstock.com Table of Contents Page 1 Page 2 Page 1 of 2 Page 1 Page 2 Use these tips to make it a little easier to roll out of bed in the morning. Muscle soreness is a normal consequence of exercise. In most cases it is mild, emerging shortly after a workout is completed (if not during the workout) and lasting no longer than a day or two. But sometimes the pain is intense, and when it’s intense it is almost always delayed, emerging the morning after the workout and lasting as long as three or four days. Known as delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS), this rarer type of pain occurs after workouts that are unusually long or intense. Naturally, what constitutes an unusually long or intense workout differs between individual runners, and may also differ for any single athlet...

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