I'm running VLM this weekend and was wondering if anyone else is suffering heavy legs during their taper?
I went out for a three mile jog last night and felt like it was my first time running. I usually feel sluggish doing anything under four miles but still.
Ever since my last proper long run (20 miles two weeks ago) every time I start running I feel like I've already done 20 miles.
I saw my physio on Saturday who loosened me up and that has made me feel slightly better.
I'm just struggling with the concept of running 26.2 miles on legs which feel like they're no good for even six miles. I don't remember feeling like this before Brighton last year.
This is absolutely normal, I have it every year, I don't even bother running now the week before the marathon. I think it must be something to do with marathon nerves. Comes Sunday and you will be fine. It is such a fantastic feeling when the time comes and the mass of bodies starts running.
This is a good sign it means for the first time in ages your legs have enough glycogen stored so you are nearly ready for for VLM. As Edith says perfectly normal if you're well trained and ready.
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