Well today I decided to do a 5k circuit, had a great run the other day and hoped to follow it up with doing 5k in 30 mins or a little more. Taking a different route than usual with more downhill I decided to just do a few stretches and head off straight out of the door rather than walk for 5 min to warm up.
I don't particularly like running downhill too much as it's uncomfortable, but got that stretch out of the way and turned onto the canal coming up to 2.5k into the run. I felt my left calf muscle tighten a little and slowed my pace to try get it to relax then suddenly felt a 'pop' and hauled up with sharp stabbing pain in the same calf. Oh bugger.
Limped the rest of the the way home feeling like a complete eejit with cars whizzing past me on the main road and me in running gear walking like quasimodo. Sat here at the moment with a bag of frozen peas tied to my calf and wishing to hell I'd have warmed up properly. Still lesson definitely learned. Hope am not out of action too long