Feeling a pop, like popping bubble wrap, at top of calf

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Dec 2011
12:58pm, 22 Dec 2011
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Had the strangest thing happen the night before last. I'm a beginner, just built up slowly through the c25k. I had run for 25 minutes and stopped to give someone directions. I started walking and felt like a twist and for all the world like I'd popped some bubble wrap in the back of my leg just below the knee. I walked home, thinking what on earth! It doesn't hurt, more like a dull ache.

I had a rest day then went out for a gentle few miles this morning. Long warm up and it didn't hurt as such, just felt odd, like I would if I'd been kicked.

Any ideas what this could have been? Is it a warning that I'm doing something wrong?
Dec 2011
7:14pm, 22 Dec 2011
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No expert, me, but if you've run on it today, I'd say there's no serious damage. You might throw in another rest day too. Check the calf stretching you do. Hope you're OK :)
Dec 2011
8:53pm, 22 Dec 2011
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Thanks Swittle! Think that's what I'll do. I think my stretching has been a bit slap-dash. Can't hurt to get a proper systematic routine in place.
To be honest I'm more curious than anything, never heard of anything going pop before.

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Odd popping at back of knee. Is this my first running injury?

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