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  1. synthetic

    synthetic New Member

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    i want to do a 5k in two weeks, but sometimes I have the problem of cramping up halfway thru in ab area (making me slow down to a walk)..... ive done stretches before , ate more potassium, but no luck...... any other ideas? I think I will also try a meatless diet the week of (some runner said it helps him achieve a better time)
     
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    I've heard drinking boiling water works well for that :dunno:
     
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    Could try taking some taurine, too. I always noticed ab cramps were part of being out of shape... I always got them when football training started back up. In the nose, out the mouth breathing usually helped a little and running through the pain usually helped. Within a couple weeks of conditioning I wouldn't get em any more.
     
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    Water + bananas

    Have you been skimping out on your vitamins as well?
     
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    (potassium was from bananas and fruit) ...definitely get enough of vitamins from my diet
     
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    hmm also did some reading to not eat less than 2 hours before the race and thats were i think i failed (because earlier would be during a high insulin state, having not as many carbs avail. for fuel.)
     
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