Cramps, Cramps and More Cramps

Cramps, Cramps and More Cramps

Post by ACoo » Mon, 05 May 1997 04:00:00


I need some opinions from the seasoned veterans.  I am into my 3rd season
of triathlon/biathlons this year ... and my question is about cramps.  In
the past I have NEVER had any problems with cramping during running or
biking.  During my past two events I have had severe cramping in my calves
during the bike segment (usually during the last few miles of the bike
ride).

I have not changed my training or diet during this time.  I am stumped and
frustrated.  Does anyone have any ideas or comments?

Thanks,
Andrew

 
 
 

Cramps, Cramps and More Cramps

Post by Theo M Karal » Tue, 06 May 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>I need some opinions from the seasoned veterans.  I am into my 3rd
season
>of triathlon/biathlons this year ... and my question is about cramps.
In
>the past I have NEVER had any problems with cramping during running or
>biking.  During my past two events I have had severe cramping in my
calves
>during the bike segment (usually during the last few miles of the bike
>ride).
>I have not changed my training or diet during this time.  I am stumped
and
>frustrated.  Does anyone have any ideas or comments?
>Thanks,
>Andrew


 I had a calf cramping episode for a few weeks this summer during some
long training sessions.  My conclusion was to address three issues: 1.
hydration- really pushed the fluids  2. sodium- increased my sodium
intake a little  3. magnesium- also increased this mineral intake.   I
think hydration is the most important, but I have had no problems since
training in the florida heat/humidity.
seeyatmk
bradenton,florida