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Calf problems

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 10:09

Thanks all for the help. The hydration tablets really work! No more calf cramps. Also I find that now its winter I don't really need them and I don't get the calf cramps, so it looks like the cause of my calf cramps is definitely a result of sweating away all the important minerals.

The Minstead Stinger

Posted: 08/10/2013 at 22:01

Just signed up too - did it last year and it was great fun!

Calf problems

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 17:47

Cheers Johnas, I'll give that a go. Looks like I'll have to do some serious research into those tables, each brand seems to have different amounts of certain things!

Calf problems

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 21:55

Hi Johnas, probably not enough and I guess I'd class as a super heavy sweater.. and that's before I even get my running shoes on


Calf problems

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 10:33

cheers blackcat... I'm doing the new forest half marathon this September but after that I might give the change of running style a try too.

Calf problems

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 10:10

Cheers Flob, I'll give the strengthening a go too

Calf problems

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 10:35

Hi Steve sorry to hear about your calf troubles, sounds fairly similar to my problem. Touch wood I find the calf guards really help but I cant run without them now. I use a foam roller and do lots of stretching before and after runs but although that surely helps the calf guards are still a must for me

Calf problems

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 18:48


every time I run I find that after about 5 miles I get like cramp or something in my calf which causes it lock right up so I can't run anymore. I have had lots of physio and sports massage which helps and they recommended wearing calf guards which are excellent. If I wear them I still feel little sharp pains in the calves but it never gets any worse so I can keep running.

I wondered if anyone has any idea of what might be causing my calf problems and if there is anything I can do that might mean I can ditch the calf guards?



Knee Advice Required

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 06:21

Are you working to a defined training schedule for your marathon training? People will often warn about adding too much weekly mileage too quickly - I certainly find I get injured if i do that so it could be worth checking you aren't over doing it. Adding no more than 10% extra milage per week is often quoted as a rule of thumb.

After training, for me the next biggest factor for my knees seems to be running shoes. If go along to a decent running shop and take your existing shoes and explain the problems you are having they might be able to recommend a suitable pair for you.

Good luck with the training

Increasing10k pace

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 21:34

Good luck Richard, you have a similar goal to me! I did the Winchester 10km recently in 52 mins and tried to get under 50 in the Bournemouth 10km yesterday - I just missed this by 15 seconds... doh!

I'm going to give the mile intervals a go as cougie suggests - someone else suggested similar in a post i made on here last week. Another person recommended the dreaded hill training too so I'll be giving that a bash

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