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RA 101, 5k Training

Hi Snails,

Exercise Science expert Michele Olson, PhD, FACSM, CSCS, professor of exercise science at Auburn University Montgomery says muscle cramps are primarily caused by either being low on glucose (the form of sugar your muscles thrive on for energy) or low water and sodium levels.

When you are working out very hard you use up glucose faster than what can be delivered
to the muscles, and this causes that muscle-burning lactic acid to form. The best way to get rid of cramps caused by low glucose levels is to take a 60-90 second break to help rid your body of lactic acid and allow glucose to travel to the muscles. 

To prevent cramps caused by excessive sweating during steamy outdoor runs, be sure to stay well hydrated and nourished, Olson says. When you sweat, sodium is also excreted,
and water and sodium go hand-in-hand.

Here is our schedule for the beginning of the week:

Sunday - Walk

Monday - 40 min 3 running:2 walking  plus 20 minutes Foundation training

Tuesday - Cross Training

Make it memorable!

Coach Dede & Coach Anne


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  • Dede S.

    I hope no one showed up for the class this morning!!! I apologize if you did. I didn't realize until now that the class was for 6 AM instead of PM. I really hope you over looked the time. :-0 See you tonight. :-)

    1 · September 9, 2013

    • Lita P.

      I didn't catch that...thank goodness!

      1 · September 9, 2013

    • Margarethe E.

      I was just SURPRISED. Of course I couldn't make it as I had to be at work at 7. ;-)

      2 · September 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    yeah! kind of thought that was weird.. just as life, go with what ya know..
    work pays the bills so off I go! hi-ho, hi-ho, off to work I went.

    1 · September 9, 2013

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