Posted: 01/09/2008 at 15:10
Hi Ian, I have also suffered from this (am training for bristol half) and last week attended a physio as the race is now only 2 wks away my legs were really painful even to the touch!. She said I had very tight calf muscles from so much training and not stretching for long enough so gave me a sports massage (ouch!!) and the following advice:- ice pack the area for 5 mins, then stretch (hold for 30 secs) then hot water bottle on the area for 5 mins repeat 3 times, also to roll a bottle up and down the calf 10-15 times. I have been doing this every day since Thurs & rested and yesterday I did a 10K no probs. Today no pain. I would really recommend going to see someone its amazing how much this has helped me I was beginning to think I wouldn't be able to run the half but am feeling confident again. Hope this helps?