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Bryan Benitez-Nelson
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Leg muscle cramps during Ironman swims
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Hi everyone I'm in need of advice,I have experienced muscle cramps in my quads and calves during the swim portion of the last 3 Ironmans I've raced in. The first was at 2007 IM CDA, which I…Continue

Tags: swimming, racing, ironman, cramps, Muscle

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bryan Benitez-Nelson Oct 15, 2009.

 

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Dec 11, 2009
Bryan Benitez-Nelson replied to Bryan Benitez-Nelson's discussion Leg muscle cramps during Ironman swims
"Thanks for your help Robert. I have an international tri to test out EFS pre-swim and maybe a little liquid shot as well. I appreciate it. Bryan"
Oct 15, 2009
Bryan Benitez-Nelson replied to Bryan Benitez-Nelson's discussion Leg muscle cramps during Ironman swims
"Thanks Brandon. I'm testing sipping EFS before the swim start this week and I'll also be working on keeping those legs more relaxed even when someone is constantly tickling my toes. Bryan "
Oct 15, 2009
Robert Shypitka replied to Bryan Benitez-Nelson's discussion Leg muscle cramps during Ironman swims
"Hey Bryan.......I used to have the same problem; every swim turned into a cramp fest (calves) about 2/3rds of the way through. I started sipping on a bottle of EFS drink 30-45 minutes prior to race start; combined with a much more elaborate dry land…"
Oct 14, 2009
Brandon Marsh replied to Bryan Benitez-Nelson's discussion Leg muscle cramps during Ironman swims
"I had a weird calf cramp at the Hulaman Tri in August after 'never' having one before. For me, I think that it was wearing a wetsuit after a long lay off of not swimming in one. I also think that calf cramps in the swim can result if…"
Oct 14, 2009
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Leg muslce cramps during Ironman swims

Hi everyone I'm in need of advice,I have experienced muscle cramps in my quads and calves during the swim portion of the last 3 Ironmans I've raced in. The first was at 2007 IM CDA, which I attributed to the extreme cold and rough conditions. However, after a day of gastric distress I came to realize that, although convenient, gatorade is not the drink for me. So I spent the following off-season researching different drink mixes and pre-race meals followed by 5km swim-- I thought I had it…See More
Oct 10, 2009
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Race Focus
Ironman
Years Racing
11+
Races I'm Participating In 2011
Remaining races: Hickory Knob International, Beach 2 Battleship Ironman
Last Years Race Results
South Carolina Half Ironman: 3OA, 4:16, North Myrtle Beach Sprint 3OA, Hartsville International 1stOA, Greevnille Sprint 4OA.
About me
Amazing wife Claudia, 2 fantastic kids Noah and Julia, and a never ending focus on balancing family life with Ironman racing.

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