Why do my legs hurt if I don't run ?

Why do my legs hurt if I don't run ?

Post by John Meach » Sun, 23 Jan 1994 17:56:22

I have been running for two years now. I run about 30 to 40 miles a week.
I am 42 years old. My body has changed since I started to run. I have
lost 50 pounds. My body now has very little fat. I  still have a
little fat around the gut, but nothing like I had 2 years ago. I weigh
about 200 pounds now, you can add the 50 I lost to see I was 250
when I started to run.. I try to run 4 to 10 miles every day. But work and
other things can stop me from running some days. I have not gone more
than a week without running but I find that if I don't run my body lets
me know it wants to run. If I don't run for 2 to 3 days I start to dream
about running and I don't relax as easy as I can when I run. I think this
is do to the fact that I have found that I just love to run, It's very
relaxing. Non runners can't relate but I relax when I run. The strange
thing is the last 2 or 3 times I had to go 4 or 5 days without
running my legs start to hurt. They hurt bad. I don't know what is
going on. When I run long and hard a few days in a row my legs will
get tired and I will back off but why do they hurt when I don't run..

Thanks for your answer,  John

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