Posted: 16/07/2013 at 15:50
Only run twice in the last week: by calf felt tight during a run last Monday, and by the end was very painful (limping around most of the rest fo the day). Pain had gone by Friday, so I tried a gentle 4 miler over lunchtime, and it went again. I've rested up since then, and the pain has gone again.
Going to the physio tomorrow, as I really don't want this to re-occur: I'm guessing if I rest it up until the weekend I should be able to test it out again, but I'll go with what the physio says.
Any advice out there, people? If I can run without any adverse reactions, should I just scale back the training plan by a week or so? (I'm in week 5 of a 16 week plan for Chester). Keep the running at an easy pace for a few days before introducing pace work or longer runs? Any particular stretches or other exercises recommended?