Legs heavy and tired

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May 2013
8:24pm, 25 May 2013
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officebased
Hi
Its 6 weeks since I ran a marathon, my legs still feel heavy, aching all the time, struggle to run more than

3 miles at the moment before my legs feel like running in cement. I have run marathon s before, never had this problem before, sports massage has not worked and I am only doing 5 miles if that a week at moment, does anybody have some suggestions on what is wrong and how I recover.

Thanks
Andy
May 2013
8:25pm, 25 May 2013
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swittle
Might be worth a chat with your GP.
May 2013
8:39pm, 25 May 2013
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Cuddy
Unfortunately no real advice what to do. I had a very similar feeling after my second marathon and it did last a solid 3 months, felt like all energy had been zapped. I simply kept cross training through it and not trying to push any running.
May 2013
8:39pm, 25 May 2013
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Cuddy
Unfortunately no real advice what to do. I had a very similar feeling after my second marathon and it did last a solid 3 months, felt like all energy had been zapped. I simply kept cross training through it and not trying to push any running.
May 2013
8:58am, 26 May 2013
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Phil70
I'd be interested to see what people think as well. I ran three marathons in April and have tended to get tired legs ever since after 11 miles or so. Willpower has helped me push through for another 4-6 miles but I can normally do a half-marathon without breaking sweat.
May 2013
4:59pm, 26 May 2013
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brandstifterin
Sometimes when I feel the effects of too much mileage (with probably not enough rest), I find that multivitamin tablets help, don't cure anything but they make a noticeable difference to me. Might be worth a try?

But probably a good shout to get yourself to the GP :-)
May 2013
5:03pm, 26 May 2013
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Ultracat
Running friend went to GP with same problem of being tired all the time to find she was anaemic and now on iron tablets.
May 2013
10:54pm, 31 May 2013
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susietwoshoes
I was about to ask the same question, legs feel heavy and tired, struggling to run any distance without having to stop and stretch. I also seem to be getting tired and getting pins and needles a lot, OH suggested that it may be poor circulation. Don't really want to go to Doctor, does anyone know of any exercises, herbal remedies etc.
Jun 2013
8:29pm, 3 Jun 2013
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officebased
Susie, I went to the docs in the end, poked and prodded now awaiting blood tests. I ddi also change my sports massage person who helped me a little , got some new trainers. taking Mineral tablets So If I was you susie I would pay a visit to the docs, take some pills and see how you get on. My legs are still heavy but running a bit further
Jun 2013
9:48pm, 3 Jun 2013
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susietwoshoes
Yes I think that's a plan. Not as tired this week. Funnily enough a friend has the same symptoms, wondering if it's an age thing.

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