Hey Guys, I had a stiff calf today after a Tempo session on Saturday. Was going out for a steady session today and after 250m my calf 'popped', causing me to pull up immediately and limp home. I'm currently RICEing as per the advice on here, but would appreciate any other tips - I get married in 12 days and could do without limping down the aisle!
After a bit of research and some niggly ITB and achillies issues, I decided to make the change to minimalist trainers and having always used Saucony I opted for the Cortana's. My ITB and achillies niggles have gone and I feel that my gait has improved. I am now more of fore foot striker and am much lighter on my feet. BUT....after 5 months my calves are still suffering. It's not debilitating but always uncomfortable no matter how much I try and stretch them out. Should I go back to 'normal' trainers or live with the sore calves?
My biggest weakness in running is my leg strength and I have decided to introduce some cycling as I have obtained a road bike and Turbo trainer. I don't really want to reduce my running mileage or frequency but would like to do the cycling sessions in addition. The question is on what days should I do them easy/hard/rest?