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I cramped badly during the final climb of a 56 mile RR this past Sunday when it was probably about 93 degrees. Anyway, both my quads and hamstrings cramped and although my quads are a little sore, my hamstrings are still really tight. I've been stretching and do very slow recovery rides. Just wondering what experience others have had. My feeling is that a bad cramp can take a number of days to recover from as far as the muscle soreness/tightness issue.
 

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Cramp Recovery

ridewt said:
I cramped badly during the final climb of a 56 mile RR this past Sunday when it was probably about 93 degrees. Anyway, both my quads and hamstrings cramped and although my quads are a little sore, my hamstrings are still really tight. I've been stretching and do very slow recovery rides. Just wondering what experience others have had. My feeling is that a bad cramp can take a number of days to recover from as far as the muscle soreness/tightness issue.
After extremely hard cramps, it takes on average four to five days for me to fully recover (probably because of my age - 41). For me, recovery rides and a higher intake of protein seems to help speed up the recovery process.
 

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Was it Housatonic???

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I cramped badly during the final climb of a 56 mile RR this past Sunday when it was probably about 93 degrees. Anyway, both my quads and hamstrings cramped and although my quads are a little sore, my hamstrings are still really tight. I've been stretching and do very slow recovery rides. Just wondering what experience others have had. My feeling is that a bad cramp can take a number of days to recover from as far as the muscle soreness/tightness issue.
 

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Yes - Housatonic

Love that race. It's a real killer but I do love it. There are not many truly hard road races around but that is one of them. I wish the US race scene was more like Europe with the emphasis on road races but I'll take my good road races when I can find them.
 

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I was with the 4s. My team mate won. I finished it 12 minutes and 55sec behind him. How did you do???

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Love that race. It's a real killer but I do love it. There are not many truly hard road races around but that is one of them. I wish the US race scene was more like Europe with the emphasis on road races but I'll take my good road races when I can find them.
 
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