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Advice needed

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Sep 2012
9:44pm, 13 Sep 2012
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I could do with some advice.....

This year all my training has gone well until yesterday. I was at the end of a 6 mile interval run and I got a calf muscle strain I stopped, stretched and gave it a bit of massage before jogging home. The calf was sore that evening and today it is a lot better. I cancelled the 3 mile hills session and used the exercise bike and weights in the gym and the calf coped well but with the Cardiff half marathon fast approaching I really need to make sure it is ok.

Do I cancel my 14 mile long run on Saturday?

How long should I leave a strain thats more of a niggle (no pain just sore)?

I am keeping off my feet, using ice etc...... Any advice would be great

Sep 2012
9:47pm, 13 Sep 2012
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When's the race?
Sep 2012
10:16pm, 13 Sep 2012
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I'd head out, but stop if it starts playing up and instead walk home and rest it some more, trying again in a few more days time perhaps.
Sep 2012
10:44pm, 13 Sep 2012
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...I had something similar the week before my ultra a month ago..what worked for stretching followed r.i.c.e for 3 days and used arnica and voltarol gel compression socks also...I would ditch the 14 miler...but maybe try a short jog/walk each day till the soreness goes away hope that helps
Sep 2012
11:12pm, 13 Sep 2012
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rest it
Sep 2012
11:16pm, 13 Sep 2012
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Johnny Blaze
If its a calf strain a 14 mile run won't happen. Take the run easy and as soon as it hurts, stop.

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