Skiing done and back at it. Skiing seems to have fixed my knackered ankle too which is good of it. Since Sunday pedalled 174 miles, swam 4.8k and run 14 miles so 58 + 12 + 14 = 84. Knackered now though!
My calves seem to survive okay. My running is not the greatest. Don't do the stretching bit at all.
Calf guards certainly seem to help post exercise though - although it could just be a placebo effect thing. I rarely wear them during runs as one of the few times I did my legs became ever so painful and I could barely walk. Took the calf guards off and my (albeit limited) running ability returned within minutes.