I have had some pains in my calves on and off now for three weeks, feels like a burning sensation, feels different to shin pains I had some time ago. Tried reducing distances, running on grass etc but even on my 5k run on Saturday, pain was so bad I had to keep stopping and stretching. Feels like a muscular pain and I must conclude I have some sort of injury which is horrible. Frustrating that I have a running setback after doing so well but not giving up completely. So frustrating to not be able to run 5k when I have run many 10ks and even 15!!
Have a 10k event in 3 weeks too. I have a plan - no running this week but to maintain fitness, I am getting my bike out of the shed and will be using that again so I am keeping fit with low impact on my legs. Will keep up my stretch n flex exercises in the meantime. Can't afford a sports physio so will just have to rely on common sense. Any other thoughts? Julie