OL: Please don't mince your words...how do you really feel about running?
I've noticed something interesting. I've run for years -- not long distance/endurance running, just steady jogging for 45 minutes or so. I started lifting about two years ago. I notice now that I hurt after I run -- not where you'd think -- in the legs or whatever, but in my shoulders, arms. But I never hurt after I lift -- pleasant post-workout muscle growing ache, sure, but not pain.
I I'm wondering if the issue is simply age -- although it's not my joints that hurt after running. The thing is I really enjoy running, and it mentally feels great afterwards (and I don't get the same mental boost from lifteing).
Clearly there's some -- ahem -- negative views of running in the T-Nation community. But is it so bad? I can see why endurance running would counteract the muscle-building process, but I'm simply talking about running for 45 minutes twice a week (I do two lifting workouts then a run, repeat, day off, start the cycle again). I would have thought the running would be a nice cardio supplement to the lifting.