After 20+ years of injury free running I have recently taken up tennis again and loving it...however sudden calf tear happened yesterday during play - much to my horror....I do pilates and always stretch after running so I am supple, I am fit and not carrying too much weight....why did this happen?? (I am aged 47) Is this just bad luck? or do the 2 sports not match? Am now on icing and strapping and will be seeing a physio next week I think....and horrified by how long I might be off running training.
Thanks so much for all your input everyone that has replied - I have just read an article in runners world about iron deficiency (never had it before that I know of..survived having 2 kids fine...) but think it may be worth checking out...plus just easing back a bit. The 10 mile race is tomorrow and I find myself struck down with a gastro bug running for the loo....so wont' be trying to run 10 miles on a hot day after that.....guess there will be other races and there is always next year eh??
Can anyone help? I am a 44 yr old woman who has come into running laterly - and now find myself entering in various races and have been pleased up until now with my results (first half marathon last year 1 hr 56, best 10k 50mins and 10mile race last year 1 hr 26)..however this year I find as I train for the 10 mile race again that I am really struggling - both with pace (following a smartcoach schedule based on best 10k time) and also on the long run days I am yawning by midday and ready for bed at 5pm (impossible with kids!). Does anyone else suffer from this tiredness after a tough session??? Any clues - what I could be doing to boost my motivation (the race is next weekend and I don't feel anything like ready even tho I am doing all the schedule miles - just not the pace!).....and any clues about the total knackeredness I seem to be feeling???