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934 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 4, 2011 4:44 PM by 6xchampsfan RSS
6xchampsfan Pro 184 posts since
Jul 4, 2011
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Jul 4, 2011 4:04 PM

need advice with first ultra

Hello everyone,

                    I just completed my first marathon two weeks ago. I was very happy to complete the race but at mile 14 my calf muscles started to cramp. I was able to stretch it out and even ran backwards some to get thru it. They got worse and more often as I went. This was a fairly flat course with one hill in the middle. I am getting ready for a ultra marathon thru the mountains of Pa. in Oct. Talked in to it by my 30 year old nephew. What was I thinking. Does anyone have thoughts on what I may have done wrong or what I could do to prevent this from happening again. I'd appreciate any help.

  • James Grove Amateur 14 posts since
    Feb 27, 2011
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    1. Jul 4, 2011 4:37 PM (in response to 6xchampsfan)
    Re: need advice with first ultra
    Have you tried Hammer Endurolytes.  Muscule cramps may be coming from loss of electrolytes through sweat.  Replacing those electrolytes is essential.  Endurolytes works for me.




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