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Andrew asked in SportsRunning · 2 months ago

Is it true, if a runner is interrupted during a run, that they could get cramp in their legs?

By interrupted, I mean they run along a trail that is 2 to 3 km in length, and during running one way or direction along the trail, they stop for 5 to 10 minutes to speak to someone they know, who they see walking along the trail in an oncoming direction.

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    2 months ago

    Sure, it's possible (or it may not happen). That's why you see many runners walk around to 'cool down' after a run, and many will do a few stretches as well and hydrate, to help reduce the chance of post-run cramps.

  • 2 months ago

    Muscles can tighten up after exercise, that is true.  That is why a "cool down" period where you continue to walk at a slower pace is recommended after a long run.

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