Help with Running Cramps

Running cramps, particularly running calf cramps, afflict everyone from the person going out for a morning jog, to elite athletes. And it's not just runners that get cramps they can be a factor in any sport - tennis, swimming, golf, cycling and triathlon. This site is dedicated to sharing ideas and information between sports people, athletes, health practitioners, anyone who enjoys training - for the best ways to prevent, avoid and treat muscle cramp.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Why Hills Give You Running Cramps

Monterey County Herald | 05/01/2006 | AS USUAL, HILLS TAKE THEIR TOLL

We've written several articles on how hills can be associated with leg cramps in long distance and cross-country events.

Just to recap, if you plan on racing on a hilly course, then you need to train on hills.

Sometimes mixing your training around by running sandhills, doing specific hill training, or even working out on a treadmill with a higher than normal incline will help you at least identify if you're going to cramp or strain.

If you're racing in a hot environment, then of course the usual rules of nutrition, hydration apply.


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