Posted: 28/03/2014 at 14:45
DOH! 9 days out from the marathon and tapering nicely .... slow recovery run this morning and boom! - did a few awkwrad steps into the road to avoid joggers coming towards me, slghtly off balance and over extended, then when i stranightened up had the faintest CRAMP flutter in the left calf. There's a little meany in there now and i'm on the edge of proper metldown.
Any tips of how to handle it? (the injury that is)
it wasn't really a full blooded cramp attack - more a "pre-cramp" and i ran on home gently another mile with no pain or feeling. Having a good feel around in there, there is a tender area, it's local to a small area half way up the muscle (inside leg bit of calf) but as the day is going on the muscle is going into a bit of a spasm. It doesn't hurt to walk, just when i feel in there, there's a sore bit. I think i could run, but i'd be paranoid of having a full scale cramp so am planning rest for at least 2 days (if not more)