Sorry I know this an old thread. Been running for about 4 months now, this month I have significantly upped my distance and number of runs. Last few runs however have left me with pain in the top part of my left calf muscle, almost behind the knee joint. Reading through all posts I am unsure if this is a strain or just soreness. It is fine when I rest, painful when I initially start to walk and put weight on it, but ok once I am mobile for a bit... In other words I am able to walk/run the pain off. Am I looking at a strain or pull here (did not get the pop sound people talk about) or is the calf just fatigued from the increase in running? Am desperate to get out and train today, but won't if it risks things getting worse... If I have to rest for 4/6 weeks I think I will go mad!
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