There is always a first time for everything and today it was mine for a leg cramp.
Now I have had leg cramps before but never while running. They have always been after the run or race, until today.
This morning I ran the 10k at the Franklin Classic. It was a great morning to run. I was hoping for a sub-50 and was on pace until just before mile 4 marker.
It started as just a tightness in my right calf. But all of a sudden I couldn’t put any weight on my right leg and had to stop.
I walked best I could and it slowly loosened up, at least enough to finely start running again.
I was able to finish. But I lost about 5 minutes, rats!
Now I am home with ice on my calf. I can hardly walk because my calf is so sore. This not how I planned to spend Labor Day.
Here are the splits…
|Mile||Pace (min/mile)||Speed (mph)||Heart
|actual||+/- avg||actual||+/- avg|
|1||7′ 49||-0′ 59||7.7||+0.9||145||+13 ft|
|2||7′ 42||-1′ 06||7.8||+1.0||157||-20 ft|
|3||8′ 03||-0′ 45||7.4||+0.6||160||+56 ft|
|4||7′ 56||-0′ 52||7.5||+0.7||161||+6 ft|
|5||12′ 50||+4′ 02||4.7||-2.1||131||-26 ft|
|6||8′ 30||-0′ 18||7.0||+0.2||155||-33 ft|
|end||8′ 00||-0′ 48||7.5||+0.7||160||+3 ft|
|Average of 8′ 48 min/mile|