Kaden Kaden

I have literally just started running and have ran twice so far. Both times, when I've stopped, I've had a headache. Actually, it's kinda hard to explain because it's not a headache exactly.

I'm assuming that it has something to do with supplying the brain with oxygen when I'm running.

Does anyone else have this and is it likely to go away if I just keep going?

Kaden Kaden


Did NOT end up with the strange headachy sensation in this morning after my run, so I guess it's just a case of getting through it. :)

anni anni

Posted in reply to Kaden

It could be worth checking that you are drinking enough before and during run - a muzzy sort of headache is often what warns me if i might be dehydrating.

marc the runner marc the runner


i get them a lot to i have found no medical reason so just keep going it would be interesting to find out what it is though

vnnic vnnic

Posted in reply to marc the runner

I'm with Annie, I often find that not having drunk enough before/during a run and i feel almost bordering on heatstroke type headaches. Try reducing your running speed also, seems to help me a bit. Good luck

Kaden Kaden

Posted in reply to vnnic

Yeah, it does seem to be a hydration thing. I tend to go out running, and only have a drink when I've run a bit first, but what I should be doing is drinking before I run as well, so I'll be sure to do that. Thanks peeps :)

annielizstan annielizstan

Posted in reply to Kaden


Relax your mind.

Practise yoga.

Exercise regularly.

Mcfluff Mcfluff

Posted in reply to annielizstan

Sometimes headache can be caused by tension in the muscles of the neck and shoulders.  

Try gently mobilising and stretching these areas - slowly raising and lowering shoulders, circling arms both directions, turning head side to side, tipping ears down towards shoulders etc, as part of your warm-up, and while running make sure you keep your shoulders in a relaxed, dropped position and your head in a level, forward-facing position.