Brief history, I used to jog about 10 years but lost the mojo and took up road cycling. This winter I've decided to compliment my cycling with running but have an underlying injury I think..
I've been cycling for about 9 years now but this year on a trip to Alps I developed a pain deep in my left thigh when pushing hard uphill - I could get around this by using my right thigh more, and with cycling you can freewheel when you need to.
This morning I did my 1st 5k in years after following C25K for 2 weeks. I realise that's not the full length of training plan but aerobically I'm quite fit so went for it. Not quick 10min/mile pace..
My only niggle is this thigh, nothing else hurts/aches which makes me think it's an underlying issue, and not related to the run. It was enough to make me stop and walk - it feels like a dead leg now.
What to do?
Physio or just rest it - how much does a physio cost nowadays?
When would you consider it a sensible time to resume running after a "popped" calf muscle? I pulled it last week and left it 2 days and it was fine yesterday, until 2miles in and it went pop. First time I've experienced that so unsure when to start again. I've been running since November and this is my first injury. Would you say the cold had an effect on this happening? I do run in shorts, even sub-zero. I'm not entirely new to running, I used to run about 6 years ago but gave up ! Maybe, or maybe not OT but what influence would having the wrong shoes have on this problem?