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?
I would also agree, I concentrated more on sticking to a routine so I would hit a target: 4.5 hours, and according to my previous runs, inc. the 20 miler this was going to happen. In the end, I hobbled across after 5 1/4 hours. Still pleased with result. But, for me, the last 6 miles were something else: painful and *hard* work. I was going somewhere I hadn't been before, over 20 miles. So if I were to do it again, I would maybe do my own schedule, but that's only because I know I would need to do more longer runs.
But I still look back in awe that I managed to run over 4.1 million centimeters.
Jeez, I'm talking myself into it again already.......Noooooooooo!!!!!!!