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Video: What is good pain and what is bad pain? What pain can you run through? What pain should you get checked out? By Lucy Macdonald, Your Marathon Physio


To train or not to train that is the question

We all know that training for a marathon or any kind of event where you are pushing yourself beyond your normal limits is not a comfortable one. So how do you know when the pain should be celebrated and when it should be considered a warning sign. 

In this video Lucy Macdonald, who has twenty years experience treating marathon runners, explains how you can tell if you are overdoing it or getting it just right, when you can ignore pain and train through it and when you need to get it checked out. 

You can get in touch by email lucy@octopusclinic.com and don’t forget to follow us @OctopusClinic on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. 



More videos on running injuries and marathon training

If you would like to watch our latest videos on running injuries and marathon training please click on the following links: 

running shoes 

DIY training diary

Lucy’s favourite running exercise

Muscle strains and muscle pain

Why your tendon pain is not getting better (Achilles, Plantarfascia – sole of foot, Knee, Hip, Buttock, Hamstrings)

Plantarfascia pain – pain in the sole of your foot or heel, AKA plantarfascitis or plantarfasciopathy


Get in contact

For more info on how Lucy Macdonald can support you on your marathon journey please watch this video which also contains her top three tips on preventing injury training for a marathon. 

You can contact Lucy directly on lucymacdonaldphysio@hotmail.co.uk, via this website (where you can also find lots of free running exercise videos) and on TwitterFacebook and Instagram. 

If you would like to book an appointment, please click on this link.

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