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Nov 2011
11:43am, 16 Nov 2011
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DeeGee
Pain in the back of the calf, here:



It's not too uncomfortable while training, gets a bit sore if I'm doing a big effort, and sort of aches when I put weight on it the next day, notably on stairs. It's been around since the Rutland Water marathon, which is a bit uppy-and-downy.

Do I train gently, rest, or HTFU?
Nov 2011
12:06pm, 16 Nov 2011
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Hills of Death (HOD)
RICE Stretch massage till you can walk without pain then jog (no speed)

I'm sure the POSe lot will be on later to give you form advice ;)
Nov 2011
1:06pm, 16 Nov 2011
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DeeGee
Rest it then? OK, if I must.

The pain is on lift-off it that helps anyone diagnose it further.
Nov 2011
9:07pm, 16 Nov 2011
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DeeGee
I'm not suffering but I know it's there. I would normally jog to work on Friday and Monday, and would take clothes to work tomorrow. Should I risk the run?
Nov 2011
8:33am, 20 Nov 2011
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heebiejeebie
I'm not an expert but you might be pointing at where your calf muscles merge with your Achilles tendon. I'd take it easy for a few days (if I were you, which I'm not).
Nov 2011
7:11pm, 23 Nov 2011
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Mrs mjb
Our rule of thumb is to wait until pain free, can walk up and down stairs without any pain and modification in how you do it and the wait another week before starting to do light jogging to ensure you dont start back too soon.
Nov 2011
7:16pm, 23 Nov 2011
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cabletow
Lateral head gastroc tear.
But as a pose lot I am no longer allowed to offer advice without derision from hod (a chi lot).
Nov 2011
7:40am, 24 Nov 2011
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lammo
CT, you're one of the most valuable resources on here, and your medical opinion is well respected.

Just don't wank on about leaning etc etc :-P
Nov 2011
8:15am, 24 Nov 2011
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DeeGee
Active recovery for a week seems to have done the job. Thanks guys. I'll still take it relatively easy over the next week or so, then give it a proper run out in a club 5k to see whether normal service can be resumed.
Nov 2011
8:20am, 24 Nov 2011
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DeeGee
I'm more than happy to listen to your advice CT. So long as it doesn't involve changing my gait too much. This is the first "injury" or any kind that I've had since I started running, so I'm happy with how I run, generally. I'm putting this one down to over-racing. A 5k, Marathon and 4.5 mile trail race in 11 days was probably too much.

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It's not too uncomfortable while train...

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