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Hi everyone I'm a 15 year old boy and I just want to know what happened. Okay I'm the the best at pe I'm in fact the "looser" anyway we had to do a full lap around our huge field so I faced the "cool kids" and I ran so fast it was like I'm sonic the teachers were shocked but when i got near the finish line (1st) my legs just dropped dead like gravity pushed me down I got back up and fell again I got up and walked to the finish line. I honestly could not walk propelly like my legs have stopped working. I just want to know what happened to my body to cause my legs to fail and me to collapse and get laughed at :( any answers would be great and tips to avoid it again thanks.

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Convert to Islam - then if it happens again you can just pretend that you're praying.

 

But seriously it sounds like you just pushed your body far harder than it was ready for. You sometimes see similar things with marathon runners that push themselves too hard. If you are generally unfit that is the most likely cause, and getting fit would be the solution.

 

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It means you have to keep practising. Raise your edurance by running more, it sounds like you have speed but not energy. The more you practice, the more efficient your body will become in absorbing oxygen and converting it. Consistently training on your running will expand your lung, increasing the surface area thus allowing more oxygen to enter the bloodstream. Your legs will also get stronger and will learn to cope with the acid that is generated from vigorous activity.
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I did something like that once, probably one of the slowest people ever and I beat all but one person by half the field. I didnt fall over though but my legs did tingle a bit afterwards.
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*All my spelling and grammar mistakes are on purpose.

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I won a sack race once. Go me!
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I got a B in GCSE French!
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Gawge wrote:
I got a B in GCSE French!

 

I got a D :(

 

I hated that subject with a passion but was more or less forced to do it.

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I got an E :D
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too fast too soon young sir!

 

the teachers were probly shocked at why you were going so fast to start, theres a big difference between a hundred metre sprint to a full lap of a huge field.

 

you wil know for next time though, just pace yourself, stay with the field then go as fast as possible near the end

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fail to prepare, THEN PREPARE TO FAIL


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A* IN FRENCH GCSE!!!!! But I couldn't have hated it more
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Meh, made up for it with an A* in Physics GCSE :D

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As already mentioned, it is because you went too fast.

You probably went at such a pace that aerobic respiration couldn't occur fast enough to supply your demands of energy and oxygen so you got a build up lactate, which went on to form lactic acid. Not sure after this properly, but the muscles don't work as effectively when you have this kind of build, which is probably why you collapsed.

 

I am sure someome could give you a greater in-depth answer, but I think that's the general jist of things.

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i got a D in GCSE french! :D i win!!
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I got an A in Junior Certificate Mathematics
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I got an A in Junior Certificate Mathematics

 

ordinary level or higher?! :P

i got a c in higher..

 

Got an E in higher level french though :D

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dylanireland wrote:

 


Pin-Pin-Ire wrote:
I got an A in Junior Certificate Mathematics

 

ordinary level or higher?! :P

i got a c in higher..

 

Got an E in higher level french though :D


 

Higher Level of course. I only ever did one ordinary level subject and that was Francais for the Leaving :D

In total I got 11 honours in the Junior Cert. That means nothing of course because it has no bearing in life :D

 

 

 


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I got an A in Junior Certificate Mathematics

Junior certificate? I don't even know what level that is :D

 


 

The Junior Certificate is the first state exam that one takes. It has no real bearing on life but can be used as an indicator for which Level to study a subject for the Leaving Certificate.You study between 9 and 12 subjects.

 

 

The Leaving Certificate is the last state exam you take before going to University. It is taken about 2-3 years after the Junior Certificate. The marks/points you receive in the Leaving Certificate determine which University you can go to. You must study at least 6 subjects if you wish to go to most universities.

 

 

I have never been able to get by head around the systems used in the UK but I'm sure they are relatively similar

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Pin-Pin-Ire wrote:
I got an A in Junior Certificate Mathematics

Junior certificate? I don't even know what level that is :D

 

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Gawge wrote:
I got a B in GCSE French!

F. For fantastic!

 

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Gawge wrote:
I got a B in GCSE French!

F. For fantastic!

 


We use to say that about my brother. He got an F in German so we said it was for fantastisch. :D

 

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I dropped out of GCSE French for History and got a C
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It means you ran to fast at the beggining of the race trying to go faster lol.

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