Yet another early evening run yesterday and yet another sweat-fest. A little over 10K with some great company (including Juliana who hung in there for what turned out to be one tough run).
During both Wednesday’s 10-miler and last night’s run, my legs felt as though they were on the verge of cramping up. I was able to shake it out both times, but unfortunately neglected to take any precautionary measures. Last night, about an hour post-run, my muscles in both legs ceased up in tight and painful cramps. After a few moments of misery, they finally subsided and I was able to hobble my way into an epsom bath for relief. I also popped a SaltStick cap (better late than never?) before bed.
This is something I’ve never really dealt with before and it seems my body is reacting to the constantly hot and humid weather and excessive sweating that comes along with it. I’m going to start taking the salt caps a bit more liberally over the next little while to keep the cramps at bay.
I’m planning to head out for a short run after work today and I’ll be racing a 5K tomorrow as part of a relay team for the Muskoka Sprint Triathlon. The race starts at 4PM (and I won’t be running until closer to 5) so Sunday’s long run is sure to be interesting.
And now for Five Photo Friday, RunningLaur-style. Some snapshots from last weekend’s adventures at Bruce Peninsula National Park.
We hiked to this beautiful almost tropical-looking place known as “The Grotto”
Crystal clear and ice cold waters of Georgian Bay
View from the bluffs