Overtraining or what, age?

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Overtraining or what, age?
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Mon, 10-26-2009 - 8:01pm

My legs have been so tired lately!






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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-09-2008
Mon, 10-26-2009 - 11:13pm

I think that there is a slow decline with age.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2003
Tue, 10-27-2009 - 7:37am
I ran once a week during the summer but since the beginning of Sept have only taken it to 2, maybe 3 times but not added anything lately.





iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Tue, 10-27-2009 - 8:11am
Ah perhaps. Maybe your body needs a break from running? A real break... like a few months. Maybe start up again in the spring.
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Registered: 01-03-2001
Tue, 10-27-2009 - 12:18pm
Could it be something in your diet? I know as I get older it seems I have to be more and more careful about what I eat as it affects my workouts and how I feel

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Tue, 10-27-2009 - 1:00pm

If I were running long distances or anything hard, I'd think it could be that but I'm doing one run of 4 1/2-5 miles a week and then maybe some treadmill stuff for 2-3 miles so it's not excessive.






iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2003
Tue, 10-27-2009 - 1:01pm
Hmmm, that's a thought.





iVillage Member
Registered: 03-25-2003
Thu, 10-29-2009 - 10:45am
Whatever the cause, it's a sign you should give your legs a break.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2003
Thu, 10-29-2009 - 11:11am

I've started taking an extra rest day, so yesterday did nothing, too. But, my legs were still tired walking up the stairs last night. The weird thing is the past couple of weeks, I've been tired after teaching step.






iVillage Member
Registered: 03-25-2003
Thu, 10-29-2009 - 1:25pm

If your body is telling you it needs rest, it needs rest. Even if you took a day off already. You just don't like the answer when the answer is "rest"!!

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2003
Thu, 10-29-2009 - 3:41pm
Yeah. I'm feeling better today but I can't rest when I have to teach.





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