When cramping or tightness hampers your run, use these moves to ease the pain – fast
How to avoid midrace cramps and pains
NOTHING PUTS THE KIBOSH on a runner’s high more than a midrun cramp, stitch or other sudden ache. It can happen any time you’re running, but it tends to be more common on race day, especially if you cling stubbornly to your race plan regardless of your training, the weather, the terrain or your body’s current state, says running coach MaryKatherine Fleming. If pain strikes, pull off to the side of the course and try one of these easy fixes. (Attempting to push on through a problem could lead to injury – so don’t do it!) If the issue persists or worsens, stop running and head to a medical tent.