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