Thank you for your advice everyone! I thought I'd get it under control with some extra warming up, compression sock and paying attention to how I run, I managed to do a 30 minute jog with no flare ups. But it has come back again with a vengance so I'm going to the sweatshop tomorrow to get my gait looked at and get some advise on my running technique. Ill probably need new trainers as I'm running in my old neutral support ones from years ago. I noticed since my accident 4 years ago I'm leaning to the right slightly and putting all my weight on my right outer foot along my little toe, all my shoes are worn on that side, never noticed it before until a client of mine that runs a lot pointed it out. She said I'm probably underpronating? Which I don't think I did before.
Hi everyone, I'm new here and after a bit of advice. I started running again 4 weeks ago (using c2 10k app) to train for a 10k in June and I'm so disappointed! I used to run years ago, nothing amazing just 5k 3 times a week and loved it. I used to get a pull in my right outer calf but it would eventually settle. Now 4 years after stopping I have tried to start again and the problem Is back but so so much worse. Week 1 it started feeling like something was going to snap after about 20 mins of walk/jog. Week 2 it was after 15 minutes. Week three it started in both calves so I took a week off to rest it in case I'd over worked them. Now back on it and they both not only pull and tighten but burn and when is top walking and stand still the pain seems to escalate. I've increased my warm up and cool down time and added in extra stretches. I'm not sure what else I can do. It's so disheartening having to stop running when I'm not even out of puff! I don't really want to go into a running shop and as advice as I'd be embarrassed, I'm about 3 stone heavier then I was when i used to run and its knocked my confidence a bit, this could also be making my calves worse! But I'd hoped running would help get me back into shape. Any suggestions? Xx