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Old 11-21-2008, 08:23 AM   #7
Craig Loizides
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Hillsborough, NJ
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Running downhill produces a large eccentric force especially on the quads which can lead to a lot of soreness. You might want to try easing up on the downhills. Although some runners say a hard downhill run about once a month can help make the legs more fatigue resistant.

If it's normal for you to be unable to stand for the rest of the night following a run I'd say you need to ease up a bit on the speed or distance of your runs. Scaling applies to running the same way it does to lifting. Just because you can finish a run doesn't necessarily mean you should.

You're also doing a huge amount of volume. Are you sure you're eating enough total calories?

And with the high volume you're doing you will need to take 3-7 days off once in a while. Remember, you get stronger when you rest, not when you're working out.
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