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, June 01, 2006

Vermont marathon features swell views, summer sun & Leg Cramps

One of the many reasons why we all enjoy marathons is the scenery . . . and what could be better than Vermont in summer!

But the great scenery can quickly fade into a bad memory if our race is interrupted by leg cramps, calf cramps and calf stain.

The way I see it, is that you're likely to get a calf strain at any point in the race where you start to increase your workload.

Leg cramps in marathon events, however, tend to happen in the last quarter of the race on account of fatigue. And that's the time when you're also going to be more dehydrated and depleted of electrolytes.

If this has been happening to you time and time again, it's time to change the pattern, learn why this is happening and organize a plan to prevent them from occuring.


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