Well, yesterday I did a biathlon, my fourth multisport
race of the season and, for the third time this season,
cramped up (stomach) horribly on the run.
Up until yesterday, I thought that it must have something to do
with what I had been eating before and during the race, but yesterday
I made sure to eat nothing during the race (it was a short Du) and
to eat very little before the race (a banana and a bagel and
a few nibbles of power bar, more than 2 hours before the race
Now I think it might be coming from my stomach muscles and
hammering in the aero position. I do a great deal of my training
rides in the aero position, but certainly not at the instensity of
a race. Never have I done a training brick at race intensity.
Furthermore, I have not been doing any sort of abdomen work since
preseason and think it might be related.
Any wise words of experience out there? Could these pains
be due to underdeveloped abs and/or poor aero riding position?
Or are they probably just due to some (un)digested food/water
still sloshing around in there????
Thanks for any input,