Hi, I'm a regular runner and have done two marathons and a hand full of halfs. On Saturday I ran a half marathon and for the first time suffered from really bad cramp after about mile 8. Before them I was doing great and was on for a PB. At one point I had to physically pull my toes straight as they were virtually touching the ball of foot. I always carry a pack with carb/electrolite drink in and had been drinking it. I tried stretching but had to finish the race running 100mtrs, stretching, massaging walking, running 100mtrs etc. Any thoughts on why this should have happened as I can't think I did anything different from normal other than having run my last 1/2 just two weekends ago.
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