Jogging Tips and Guidelines
The 2 Day Rule
If something hurts for two straight days while running, take two days off.
Two straight days of pain may signal the beginning of an injury. Even taking five days of complete rest from running will have little impact on your fitness level, says Troy Smurawa, M.D., team physician for USA Triathlon.
The Exception If something hurts for two weeks, even if youve taken your rest days, see a doctor.