28 Jan '17, 10am

Why do my legs fatigue before I'm out of breath?

Why do my legs fatigue before I'm out of breath?

Run less often and with higher quality. When I started running in my 20s, I could train on back-to-back days, teach a step class in between, play a softball game at night, celebrate with the team afterward, and repeat it again and again without much fatigue. If I tried that now, I’d be sore, tired, and unable to run at my best for days. If you run by what your body is telling you, you ebb and flow along the way. For instance, I run four times a week, but all of them are high-quality runs. In many cases, runners who are over 40 do really well with fewer runs per week, but higher quality (e.g. a speed workout, tempo run, long run, and easy run). This gives your mature running body time to recover before you hit the next run and in doing so, allows you to run harder, faster, and stronger than if you ran on back-to-back days. RELATED: Flex, bend, and stretch your way to injury...

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