Please can someone help a very fed up runner. I have been consistent in my 5k runs for the last 3 months, 3 times a week. then two weeks ago started to increase distance, but only a bit at a time, got up to 7K this week. Then this morning went out for a pootle and was only going to do 5 or 6. I felt slow but kept going, then got to 4.8K and my calf hurt, then suddenly went ping!! I tried carrying on but just couldn't as too painful, even had to call my hubby and ask him to pick me up as I couldn't walk.
Went to physio and apparently have torn a muscle, and can't do anything for at least a week and then its going to be slow recovery. To say I am gutted is an understatement, I thought I was doing so well to have not had any injury. I am now worried about losing fitness and having to start all over again, and then be frightened it will happen again.
Any advice would be very gratefully received.
Fed up hop along runner!!