thanks you guys for all the advice! I will let you know what happens or when it happen! this has been a crap week though, can't jog with the smoke that was in the air from the fires in florida, I get a headache and was sick this week, and am now out of town, but I know the person I can dissapoint most of all is myself and the person I can be most of all is up to me! thank you and God bless!
You've gotten some good advice already, but I do want to make one more comment. It may indeed be physical and you should not ignore it. But I consider myself pretty stable and let me tell you, the day before my first 5K race I developed pain in my shoulder and hip that I had never had before. My daughter is a massage therapist and she helped me out. I ran the race without problem. Looking back, I really think it was all in my head!!
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I don't want to say that it is completly mental. Only you know your body. However, we can be a bit afraid. If you have had an injury and then feel it a little when you run sometimes you get scared that you might do something and be left with a permanent injury. Something that might never be okay again and not be able to run or do other activities. It can be scarey when you are older. As coach Nancy says recovery time takes so much longer. So I think we become much more cautious.
I think it's a combination of both. If you are in pain, you should not run until you find out what is causing your pain. Many times the point of the pain is not the source of the pain. That being said, if what you are experiencing is a little discomfort, I think this is normal, and the olde we are the more recovery time our bodies need, something many master runner's tend to ignore.
Have you ever followed a beginner's running program that helps you build endurance? That may be something to think about.
I have not run a race yet but have run 3.1 miles several times but that's it, now I only run 1 to run and 1/2 half miles and walk the rest, no more than 2, my hip does hurt sometimes but pilates seems to work for that, I either tell myselt I'm too tired and I shouldn't press, any suggestions . . . . . or should I just man up
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