Why do I keep getting cramps?

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  1. Socrates

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    Alright, I was fine all the way through boot camp with the Marines, and we ran a lot. Then, 10 days later, I ran once more (3 miles, always) and I did fine. After that, I didn't run for 2 months straight, but I did hike a lot.

    About 2 minutes into the run, my WHOLE stomach started cramping bad. Every muscle in my stomach started going crazy hurting.

    Now that i'm home, it has gotten a lot better everytime I run, and it only starts hurting when I get completely out of breath (if I start running at about 90% mhr, or if I just run at a good speed for a long period of time).

    I drink a lot of water, and I eat a banana with my protein shake every day.

    Will it just keep getting better, or are there any ways to make it go away faster?
     
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    more magnesium.
     
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    Potassium.
     
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    If it is a cramp on the side what I found works well is to breath forcfully through pursed lips while puting pressure on your side with your hand. All while still running of course, I used to get these running CC and half marathons back in high school and that technique always worked for me.
     
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