Running hurts when you push your body passed it's limits (Your body isn't ready yet!) or when you are pushing through to Next Stage of your Running Program.
|Running hurts because you're making your muscles work harder than their used to.|
Muscles require oxygen and if your using new muscles your body demands more oxygen to feed your muscles.
If your body isn't used to requiring this much oxygen and is using certain running muscles...
You will feel out of breath, a shortness of breath and sometimes muscle pain.
Muscle pain can last for a period of time until your body has become used to exerting itself to this level.
Many people go out and give it all they got, but are unpleasantly surprised at how difficult it is to run!
Running doesn't have to hurt in the beginning if you do it gradually and add walking to the equation. Running only gets better if you follow a 2 minute walk and slip in a 30 second to 1 minute run. Keep doing this for up to 6 times in 30 minutes and you've got yourself a great workout! Keep practicing this technique and you'll be running for 30 minutes in about 6 weeks!
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Running doesn't have to hurt...
Sometimes hurting while you run is a kind of hurting that isn't so much pain, but a feeling of pushing yourself to the next level. If you ever feel pain that is unbearable, stop and walk it until you're ready to start back up.
Pain is an indication...
Sometimes of a pending injury, make sure that you stay in tune with your body before, during and after your run. Look for signs of pain that does not let up and consult a physician.
NOTE: Absolutely without a doubt get a doctors OK before starting ANY exercise program!
Any time you have a question about the pain, feel free to contact me.
Let me know in the comments section what your struggles are when you exercise.