Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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Quads cramped on my first run in 3 months of only cycling
I hope this isn't too off topic, but since it has to do with running I thought the triathalon thread may be the most appropriate on this BikeForum site.
I use to be a runner, but 3 months ago I started cycling to and from work (10KM each way). I use a hardtail mountain bike for my commutes and I pedal hard so it's actually exercise (I'm always drenched in sweat after getting to work/home).
Today I decided to go for a run and after just 2 minutes in, my quads on my left leg cramped really badly. I had to stop. I walked a bit and tried again but it hurt even more. I don't think it's an injury, I'm pretty sure it's a cramp. But it's been a few hours and it's still cramping and tight. It hurts when I stretch it.
Does anyone know why this happened? Is it because my running muscles weakened over the past 3 months of only cycling?