Has anyone ever had trouble with dead legs?
What a weird feeling. Today, I set out in the lovely afternoon sun for my little two-mile run, convinced that it would be short and sweet in this balmy 45 degree weather we’ve been having. (I’m a northern soul…2 degrees in February would feel more like normal.) But my legs weren’t having it–not even close. It felt like lead below my hips, and was so unpleasant that I turned around and went home. (All is not lost–I’ll try again later.)
I’ve been googling to find out the cause, but can’t find anything definitive. This Runner’s World article blames nutrition, which could well be the cause. I’m hypoclycemic, and my meals today have consisted of a chicken sandwich and Peeps candy. Actually, now that I’ve written that sentence, the culprit seems obvious. 🙂 We’ll see if a good meal helps with the legs.
Have you had experience with dead legs? What helps?