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Hello I’m Wyni and new to jogging- have done racewalking in the past but just starting to try to get fit again in my 50’s,   My day one went well but today on day 2 the minute I started to jog I felt very sore and tight inner thigh muscles.  I have never had this before. I paused to stretch and warm up more but could not properly jog during the exercise.  Any advice would be very wrkcome

thanks

Wyni

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Hi Wyni I'm a Newbie in my 50's too. I also have done two of the c25k runs. I live in Australia so the weather is really starting to warm up so I decided to use the gym running machines. When I have had muscle pain in the past it's been sore legs when trying to walk after a hard work out.

There a lots of advice out there for sore muscles. Magnesium supplement is for muscle health. Having warm muscles is important, compression shorts help with muscle temperature and blood circulation. YouTube has loads of stretching/warming up routines to try.

Hope you have a more comfortable time on your next run

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You probably got sore because you are new to it. The thing that seems to work for me best is taking an Epsom salt bath for at least 20 minutes in very warm water right after I run or workout. Also, drinking plenty of water throughout the day helps. Getting into the habit of breathing deeply rather than shallow could help (so that you have more oxygen in your cells initially). Magnesium supplements can help, like was mentioned above. Also if you haven't been very active then having some sore muscles might be a normal thing.

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