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Old 03-01-2009, 08:16 AM   #1
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Marathon Help needed

In my last marathon that I ran, I hit the wall around mile 22 and struggled to cross the finish line. About 6 feet from the finish line my right hamstring gave out and I fell. I could hardly get up to finish the race. I believe my fueling was all off. I think I consumed too much water and too much gatoerade during the race. Does anyone know what I did wrong? Were my electrolytes too low??

Thanks for the help!
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Old 07-31-2009, 12:11 AM   #2
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Re: Marathon Help needed

Maybe it was a muscular compensation issue? If you are compensating in your stride for a muscular weakness that you have, the body can only hold that for so long. Then, once the body begins to fatigue, you can "hit the wall" I would look into doing some additional exercises to your running that might help your body run with a more efficient stride. I think that may help your body sail through without falling apart like it did. Good luck with your next one tho!
Oh, and a friend of mine is blogging on his own training as he is getting ready for the Portland Marathon here in Oregon. Maybe you would be interested in checking that out.
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