I'm still a very novice runner but I've slowly been increasing my distance and speed over the past few weeks. I find that I'm struggling to find that balance of when to run through it and when to listen to your body and stop.
Does this come with time/experience? Any tips?
For example, the other day I went for a run and felt really crummy after three miles. Things just weren't clicking and I was ready to give up. BUT, I kept running and did the five I set out to do. It felt great when I was done and I was happy I kept going.
Today I went out for six but I started having pain in my groin around mile four. I ran through it and now I feel AWFUL.
How do you decide when to keep going or when to throw in the towel? I don't want to hinder myself by overdoing it and being injured. But I also don't want to set myself up that I can "quit at any time" either. I feel like I can figure out this balance yet!