Heavy, tired legs!

AdamG

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It's making exercise horrible for me. I don't know why but over the last few months my legs seem to tire out very very quickly.. even over a short distance!

I feel fitter cardio wise, but my legs just want to give way and it does make exercise harder then it should have to be.

I remember when my legs would barely ever tire out, but now they start to feel all heavy and just want to give way.

I just done a 1.5 mile run and my legs not even half way through my legs started to feel like *text deleted**text deleted*. It's kind of getting me down because it's making it impossible to get a full performance from me.

Does anyone know why this could be? I do have enough rest in my opinion, maybe it could be my diet? I wouldn't have thought so though. Does anyone else get this problem?
 

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could be loads of things mate!! maybe see a gp or physio if its getting bad or do you think it could physcological??
 

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could be loads of things mate!! maybe see a gp or physio if its getting bad or do you think it could physcological??

I don't think it's physcological to be honest with you. If I go to the doctors all they will say is have a bit of rest and they should be better. I've tried rest before and it doesn't even help, if anything they feel even heavier with too much rest.

I don't really do leg exercises though. Would making them stronger by doing squats help? As far as I'm concerned, my legs are actually very strong.
 

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Never see GP on anything sports or muscle related.

Go see a physio - it could be a real problem with the muscle that you arn't aware of, and they are qualified to find it. GP's are general and not specialised in anything (hence why the suck ass for sports stuff).
 

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Never see GP on anything sports or muscle related.

Go see a physio - it could be a real problem with the muscle that you arn't aware of, and they are qualified to find it. GP's are general and not specialised in anything (hence why the suck ass for sports stuff).

It does get me down though because it makes it tough to advance my workouts which means my fitness will not be shooting up any time soon. I don't care how out of breath or how sick I'd feel, I'd keep on going but when my legs feel like they are going to give way, it makes exercise horrible because you know it shouldn't be happening.

Many have told me it could be a lack of iron in the blood, this causes fatigue. If it gets worse I will need to have an iron check because I'm not going to attend the PRMC like this otherwise I'll fail due to crappy muscle endurace in my legs.
 

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just a thought, but maybe its the 'petrol *text deleted* putting in *text deleted* tank' ? i.e. lots of complex carbs maybe what *text deleted* body needs ? also, sleep can make a massive difference - perhaps try an extra 1 - 1 1/2 a night and see if this helps?
 

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yeah. do you eat and drink before you run in the morning i have my serial the right after a banana and then 2 pints of water and w8 an hour then i run i can relate to what u have i remember ages ago in school and stuff my legs being like that and having to drag em alone personly if *text deleted* legs are running out of energy fast id put my money on diet try having some high energy drinks before u run or food
 

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Well I had my lunch about an hour ago. Not a big lunch at all but a good sized one which won't make me feel bloated. I'll go for another 1.5 mile run in a minute. I don't want to be setting any records though, I may just take the first half easier and then if my legs are not too bad, the 2nd half I can really go for it.

I use to complete the mile and a half runs with a lack of pure fitness but now I've overcome the fitness barrier by some way and instead very heavy and tired legs have taken its place to hold me back.

I'm not ever going to quit though, even though through the run I feel like it I just tell myself not to quit and carry on!
 

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9 minutes 43

Still a *text deleted**text deleted*e time for outdoor running! I need to somehow knock a minute of that time! My legs were very bad, if it gets worse I'm going to have to see a physio or something because I felt that if my legs had more energy I would have done way better.

I was barely even out of breath...
 

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might just be a case of resting up a little bit mate

I think I'll have to give that a go maybe. I only got like 6 weeks till my PRMC though. How much rest would you take if you had the same problem?
 
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