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Haven't run for about a fortnight thanks to left calf muscle being very sore. After reading lots of your posts and advise decided to take a break for a couple of weeks to give it time to recover. Each day I have been massaging the calf and doing gentle stretch exercises. Going down stairs was the biggest problem, eventually after a week the pain went away and back to normal walking. Last night decided that no matter what the weather was doing I was going out for a run. Fortunately it was dry this morning, so set out at a gentle pace. After 5mins stopped and did some stretching, then carried on, I repeated this for another 10mins then reluctantly stopped and walked for 10mins. Tempting as it was to keep going as there was no pain I did not want to overdo it and risk causing damage. The stretching exercises have really helped, can't wait until back to full throttle.

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You sound very sensible. I hope the injury doesn't come back :)


Do you know how you injured it in the first place? It does sound as if you are being very sensible in giving it time to heal.


Not sure how the injury first occurred, but this is the 3rd time since starting c25k that I have had a problem. The only thing I can think of is several years ago I had a bad fall and badly damaged my left foot and had heavy strapping on lower leg for quite a while. Ever since then there has been recurring problems with the left foot. Never mind, all I need to do is take note of warning twinges and keep stretching.


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