Leg cramps going from cycling to running....

Leg cramps going from cycling to running....

Post by Wes Prin » Wed, 11 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Have a friend who is having a great deal of trouble with post cycling
cramping. Seems that at random episodes, he will have extreme cramping
in his legs (I believe it is mostly calves) to the point that he is
unable to walk after cycling at times, much less run. He does have
some fit adjustment to do, and is working on that with a local shop.
It is very frustrating to him since he never knows in an event if he
will be able to run after the cycling leg. He believes that his fluid
intake, COH intake, and electrolytes are fine. He has been doing some
adjustment with the aero postition. Any ideas or suggestions greatly
appreciated. I am stumped. Reply via E-mail prefered.
TIA
Wes

 
 
 

Leg cramps going from cycling to running....

Post by Km4 » Wed, 11 Sep 1996 04:00:00

When I started triathlon I had the same problem........I found that I was
just not fit enough or had the right training in my legs........time and
training ie. long rides and runs with weight training......  worked for
me!

Sam
Km40....cheers!  
If you are not on the edge .........you take up too much space.

 
 
 

Leg cramps going from cycling to running....

Post by BPSulliv » Wed, 11 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Sam and I have the same experience. My first two races were a frustrating
battle against leg cramps. It wasn't the food. I had eaten properly. It
wasn't the fluids. I had hydrated properly. It wasn't the bike fit.
Everything was correct. It WAS the legs. They just weren't fit enough.
Miles on the bike, and frequent slow one-mile jogs after cycling (not
furiously paced bricks - too damaging) pulled me through. No more cramps.
Give it time.
Brian Sullivan