desperate help needed
Just on the off chance someone somewhere can give me some constructive advice.
I would say my ideal distance is very much long races. I did London in 3:32 followed by Edinburgh 5 weeks later in 3:40 with no problems what so ever. However, try to run a decent 10K and I am useless. With this in mind I have been trying to work on this distance and try to get my times down. (My PB is something like 47mins and that was years ago).
I have been concentrating on doing more shorter runs to include threshold running and interval sessions. I also cycle quite a bit and most of my runs at the moment are off road.
Following the marathons I did a 10K in May, one in June and another one tonight. On all of these I have done fine for the first 5K but then have been struck with cramp. With the first two I got over the cramp and managed a decent final mile but tonight as soon as the cramp wore off I got a terrible pain in my opposite calf.
I just dont know what is causing the cramp. I thought perhaps I go off too quick and so tonight tried to keep a steady pace. I did the first 5K in 21.xx which is quite fast for me but I felt really good until the cramp came.
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