That's a long time to be applying cold treatment. Personally I wouldn't be icing anything for more than a couple of hours. I've had persistent niggles myself. When they just wont go away the best course of action is visit the GP who's sympathetic and clued up enough to get you in with a specialist. Or spend the money and go see a sports therapist direct.
Compression guards will help to stabilise the muscle during and post exercise, but it's no guarantee that will resolve the problem. Hope you find a resolution.
Regarding Compressport, the plain R2 are better. The ones with the gel beads and/or oil infusions (or whatever it is) wont help any.
If it's happening with such regularity the best advice is probably a prolonged rest and let any underlying injury fully heal. As for calf guards Compressport and Orca are very good. Orca fit particularly tight. Reducing the vibration and increasing heat in the calf may well help.
Hello Leigh, Pig and Derek. A belated congratulations to Dunney - caught on another thread he completed his first HM a couple of weeks back in under 1hr55. Superb.
Too hot for any speedy heroics, but did push my way through 21.15miles along empty country roads. Sore a dead mole and a live shrew. Wore my little camelbak which had salt lines on it when I got back. Not bad though. Bit over 3hrs2, the last 10miles quicker than the first. No young ladies offered me water, but a little boy did make a very sweet apology when he turned his bike in front me.
Wet and humid out. About 8.4miles offroad in just under 1hr6. Quite hard work as the rain and air were so warm. With a wet tee-shirt stuck to me and tight shorts again I wouldn't have looked out of place at a gay pride rally. No pictures though Ness. I am not a piece of meat!