After hard and fast workouts I usually get some pretty gnarly calf cramps. They usually occur when I’m doing something that is at about 85-90% my max pace and with a fairly moderate recovery. (training for the 800) After workouts like that, or any fast workout, I get problems with my calves SERIOUSLY cramping up. Drinking water seems to help, but not enough to stop them. Eating a banana was recomended by one of my coaches as they have copious amounts of potassium and that’s somehow supposed to keep me from cramping.
Is there anything I should be eating or drinking that I’m not?