calf troubles wrote:
Background: Long-time runner with relatively mediocre PRs (4:35 mile, 16:45 5k, 28:30 8k). Five weeks into trying to get back into shape. No goal in mind, just trying to have fun. In north-east USA so it's getting cold.
Injury: Last week I was doing a CV-type workout doing 6x800m in 3 flat with jog 2 min rest. First 5 felt great. Picked it up on the last one going 2:40 pace and suddenly 400m in my calf tightens and I had to call it. My upper right calf just tightened and it still has not untightened since then. I've taken nearly 7 days off now, and the pain is still there when I run and even briskly walk. I can't even jog to catch my bus without limping the rest of the day. I've tried rolling it as much as I can to no avail.
I've had my fair share of tendonitis and stress fractures, but never anything like this. Any help with this injury would be appreciated.
All too familiar.
The only way to get rid of this is to get a deep massage. I find I just can't hurt myself enough to it to my own calf.