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Crampy Feet (Read 115 times)

Messenjah


    I've noticed over the last few days, following a hard run the day before, that my feet get really crampy. This isn't something that I've really ever experienced except for during one of my ultras. During that race I thought it was just that the rocks were beating my feet up but now I'm wondering if it isn't something else. One of my friends mentioned that it could be mild dehydration. Thoughts?

    jamezilla


    Follower of Forrest

      Try adding some extra potassium (eat a banana)...that can help with cramping.

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      mtwarden


      running under the BigSky

        it happens to me after longer runs, if I move my foot a certain way or curl my toes a certain way- they lock up pretty hard.  I've found that it's usually pretty short lived for me- maybe a couple of hours, of course I'm hydrating and drinking a recovery drink post run, so maybe that helps????

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        runner1304


          This may sound really weird but my Uncle swears by eating a spoon a mustard when he gets foot cramps. He says it works like a charm. I've never tried it though.

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          Messenjah


            Do you think mustard flavored GU will be their next combination Big grin

            runner1304


              Do you think mustard flavored GU will be their next combination Big grin

               

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                Do you take your shoes off right away? Going barefoot after a long run for a few hours makes my feet feel much better.

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                Messenjah


                  Yeah, typically. I don't think that there is really anything that is drastically different. I've been trying to increase my speed a little bit and have been pushing pretty hard. It's not a pain (I've had PF and know exactly what that feels like) but more crampy or achy than anything.