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Subject: RE: loss of coordination in leg
My symptoms were very similar to what has been mentioned.
When it was really bad, I could feel the weakness even when just walking around. It felt like I had a flat tire in my right leg. It can be best described as a sensation of isolated fatigue, but not any numbness or pain.
Other days, I would go for a run, legs felt perfect, then about 2-4 miles into the run, I would get the sensation of weakness, then minutes later my leg would start flopping around and I could not push off effectively. It is SO frustrating as the rest of me felt fine. I would walk for a while, then it was ok for a mile or so again. I got back home that way many times.
Running on trails or varied terrain always made it better. Straight roads were the worst. Training faster also made it worse. I remember in 2000, I could not even finish a 5 mile run without walking, but I ended up 24th in the US cross country champs in the 12k.
Running with partners was also hard. Especially when about 7 miles into a run, I would have to pull up lame. I actually had to fake an injury or something, as I could not explain what was wrong. (um, my leg doesn't work. What!!??)
Time has healed a lot for me. I don't get it very extreme as before, but I run about 30 miles a month. I am planning on running a marathon sometime soon, so I'm excited to try some of these exercises and get back to some level of training.
A couple of years ago I did a 20 mile race and had no issues, but with the lack of training it tore me up. I'm planning on staying away from training normal on the track, but I do like the idea of running clockwise.
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