Originally Posted by Albi30
What do you use to relieve soreness? Just started running, and I'm sore. Muscle rubs, Ibuprofen, suck-it-up. What to do or use?
If you just started, your body isn't going to like you for a while. Once you get in a routine, your body and muscles will adapt and the soreness after runs will decrease.
Just like anything, your shocking you muscles, ones that probably havent been used for this purpose in a while, it take a while for the body to adapt to stress. Your muscles are being broken down (on a very micro level), thus the soreness. The body is a smart machine though, because it will build those muscles back up even stronger than before, thus the adaption to stress from running placed on the body.
Unless it is a true injury, suck-it-up would be my humble opinion.