Originally Posted by Templar
No problem. Ibuprofen is always good to take for general aches and pains, since it is an anti-inlflammatory medication. If I find that I pushed myself a little too hard in a workout and have some aches, I take a couple of those and usually they help.
If you're cooldown was the uphill sprint and then you just stopped and were done, then that isn't exactly good. You need to slowly bring your heartrate from high to low by slowing down, then jogging, then walking. Once you're heartrate is at a reasonable level (depending on your level of fitness) you should do a nice stretch and focus on breathing properly. Sure, it takes a little time and adds that to the time you already spent in the workout, but it really is invaluable and can seriously help prevent injuries and soreness.
I got some Chinese Tiger Balm, which feels nice few minutes after rubbing it in.
When you were starting, did you have lots of pain and discomfort?
BTW, I did went for a run last night, regardless of pain. But it was somewhat painfull
It felt like I weight 50 lbs more, but I did it!
Now I'm going to rest until Saturday.