> My wife is having problems with cramps in her side when running.
> Doesn't matter what time of day (morning or evening) and doesn't depend
> on eating beforehand...she's experienced it when not eating for several
> hours, as well as when she has eaten something light (banana, yogurt).
> She's getting annoyed as it's spoiling a lot of good running days! Any
> ideas on what's causing this? And no, it's not related to that 28-day
> PMS thing.
Hi. I was having the same problem your wife was last year. A running
coach told me it could be a number of things; not drinking enough water
prior to your run (this includes the night before if she is running in the
morning), not enough potassium, and not breathing properly.
I really worked on the water thing and that seemed to help me quite a bit.
I am one of those very strange people in the sports world, I do not like
bananas, so I looked to other sources for the potassium. Runners I know
still swear by the bananas. Tell her also if she is not doing it to work
on slow steady breathing. I count two in and two out.
Good luck to her. I hope this little bit of information helps.