I have had several months of calf pains, not being able to just run and introducing run-walking. Happily, no injury couch and maintained three X 5k runs per week but disappointed as I had been doing longer runs, usually 10k a few months ago. I even ducked out of my half marathon because I knew it wasn't going to be possible.
Went out this week on Wednesday and decided I was going to run slowly, aiming at about 8 mins per km (I have been running at 7)! I enjoyed all of my run, even went to the local park and ran twice round the lake before running home! A 10km, something I thought was in the past. Reason is I slowed right down, kept telling myself to run slower, no pain, relaxed and fun. Going to try that again tomorrow.