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Have a leg problem that I'm really hoping you can help with! First a quick bit of back ground. I started long distance runningin January 2011. Ran London Marathon 2011, New York Marathon 2011 and London again in 2012. I'm setting up for New York again in november, but I am experiencing the same problem in almost every long run.
Come mile 15, my legs just fall apart. There is just nothing left in them and they become super tight and heavy. I fuel pretty well with carbs and a sensible level of water the day before. Pint of water 45 mins before I go, (now with one of the Zero High disolvable tablets in it for extra sodium etc). I use gel(s) depending on the length of the run, but this doesn't seem to help.
The zero high has helped prevent/reduce any major cramping, but I can't seem to reduce this pain at mile 15 - 16. Same in every run come rain or shine.
If anyone has any advice, tips or criticisms of what I might be doing wrong, I would be so unbelivably grateful. I'm not expecting the pain to go away, but any advice would be hugely welcomed!
thanks in advance