I did my second Olympic length triathlon this past week and had a repeat
problem; cramps as soon as the run started that continued throughout the
duration of the run and stopped me from running because of the pain.
Stretching didn't make a difference, but attacking it with vigorous massage
helped for a few minutes before it cramped again. The same thing happened
in my previous race -- cramps in my quads in both legs in the muscle that
runs from the knee to the inside of the thigh, right at the bottom where the
muscle attaches to the knee region.
Any ideas? I know I need to brick more, did so before this race but it
didn't seem to help. Is there any adjustment I can make to my running
and/or cycling technique? It's a very specific kind of cramp, I've noticed,
and I'm hoping that a change will make it go away or become more manageable.