why my legs stop working
hi all, hope you well.
ok, i have only entered a few races yet training for some time now, i was hoping to get in london 2010 but was not to be. the problem which i have now is, i am training for the GNR in blackpool next feb, my last few track attemps i have only been able to get to mile 8/9 obviously stoping for odd drink water, but after 8/9th mile my legs just seem to not want to work, they feel stiff and hard to get going and then dont want to stop me haha, the hip joint start to hurt yet i am not out of breath nor anywhere near and feel fine barring the legs. last week i pushed myself from 8/9 to the distance 13.2 and i was finding myself stopping more freq, say every 3 laps.
a friend of mine says there is a name for this and that its something to do with food, i really dont know but she use to run for a living a while ago, but cannot remember what it is. or what i should do next.
can anyone help with name, cure etc
It's not lactic acid as you are not running fast enough - you'd be experiencing severe oxygem debt if so.
Unless your diet is appallingly bad / or the workout is taking an inordinate amount of time it shouldn't be glycogen depletion either. How long are you running for before you experience the problem?
Is it shorter than runs you have successfully done recently or is this the furthest you have tried while running? If it's the latter it just sounds like your body is not used to it.
There is nothing physically wrong and you have nothing to worry about. You got tired because you hadn't run that far before.
If that happened it probably took a bit too much out of you for a training session, so next time you go further than 8 / 9 stop before it starts to get uncomfortable. You're best off running continously for 8, 10, 11, 12, 13 miles in each of the next few weeks rather than stopping frequently to extend the length of your runs. In a few weeks time 13 miles will be comfortable.
Sounds like you've got the addiction licked, now it's time to include some moderation!!
haha got it well licked m.
right running track. i told to do 1 day week at track to do things like run 4 laps quicker than normal pace, time it, rest then 4 rest timing all, so on and so forth, but me being me changed it slightly and just kept going, basically i wanted to know just how far my body could go and now i no, i hear what you saying m about stopping and all this help/info is helping.
Life's not fair when other runners start calling you Forrest Gump as well!
The pain in your hip could be caused by the fact that you're doing that distance around a track. Try changing direction every four laps to even out the stresses on your body.
However, better still, use the track for speed sessions as you were originally advised and do your long runs on or off road - anywhere but the track. Much more fun.
As others have said, be careful about increasing your distance too quickly, it's a recipe for injury. Also, as you increase the distance drop the pace a little to give your body time to adjust. Once you're comfortable with a distance, then you can increase the pace again.
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