Difficulty running

DBefore PD I was able to run up to marathon (26 miles)

I can now run very slowly until about 3. Miles max. At this point I lose control. I am not able to stop without holding on to something. Pd takes over and I find myself running faster than I can control

Has anybody experienced similar symptoms. And any advice

My apologies should not have. Selected young onset caregory

Hi @Zatopec,

I’m sure you’ll receive some advice from members on the forum, however, you may want to check out our exercise section on our website which has some really useful information. You can find this here - https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/information-and-support/exercise-progressing-symptoms.

I hope you find this useful.

Best wishes,

I too used to run marathons and with PD now run very slowly up to about 3 miles. But then I’m knackered and I stop.

Your running out of control certainly sounds odd to me!

I am finding my running much slower, and I am now doing a 2 min run/1 min walk. That helps. My time for 5k has dropped from 30min to about 37 over a couple of years. I am 57 and still doing triathlons, just slower. I have resigned myself to the slow down, but not suffering the problems you are

Try run walk?

Yo have same rate of slowing up as me. 5k last Saturday was 36.20. That was a mix of jog and walk. Pleasing that it was all controlled. Hope to improve by starting very slow but determined to improve

I have not had similiar symptoms regarding the not stopping. My running feels like Im rrunning through treacle. Neverthe lesss I keep going , and keep going to Parkruns.

Parkruns are great

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