#55: Runners, How Do You Know When to Push Through?

Today’s prompt is:

Feel free to listen in and share your own thoughts ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ.

Anyone training for a summer race??

I had a goal of running a half marathon this summer, but sadly, I had plantar fasciitis all winter long.

Luckily, it’s getting better! So I asked Joe a question that’s been on my mind.

How do I know when to push through??

When I have the lung capacity and the mental willpower, but I’m physically hurt, how can I tell if it’s a “good hurt” or a “bad hurt”?

I don’t want to re-injure myself, and I want to honor my body by taking it easy.

…But I also want to challenge myself. #iykyk

As a long-time trail runner, Joe had some amazing tips:

  1. Is the pain affecting your gait/stride?
  2. It isn’t necessarily between run or don’t run – you can get out and still take it easy!
  3. Watch for acute pain (versus generalized pain or soreness).

Listen in and let us know what you think.

Thanks for being here!

โค Jenny & Joe

2 thoughts on “#55: Runners, How Do You Know When to Push Through?

  1. While I no longer run, walking is my main form of exercise. Consistency in training helps any athlete to build up to thresholds where performance breaks through. I’m impressed with Joe being a trail runner.

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    1. Consistency is a great tip. And thank you! He will appreciate that. This is actually a question Joe gets all of the time and it’s hard, because his answer is usually, you have to get to know your body – which happens over time as you are consistent, just like you say. Walking is my main form of exercise as well ๐Ÿ™‚

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