There I was in the early hours of this morning, about 3 am, nicely asleep when I woke all of a sudden with terrible pain in my right calf.
It was solid and very painful. Took a few minutes of hushed swearing, massaging and attempted stretching before it eased off enough for me to go back to sleep. Getting out of bed just before 5 to get ready for my run was a struggle, I could hardly walk and thought I might have to give today a miss.
But as I hobbled about getting my kit sorted, interspersed with much rubbing and massaging, it seemed to ease a bit. So I thought I'll go and see how I get on.
During the run it was fine, I could feel a tight knot in the muscle but it didn't cause me any problems, although I did take it easy for a good while to begin with. I managed to complete B210K W5R3, covering 8km in 61 mins (1 min walk between 2x 30 min runs).
Got home, more rubbing and massaging, even had a bit of a go with the foam roller - that bloody well hurt, could only stick it for a minute or so. All to no avail. That tight knot is still in there now, it's worse if I've been sitting down for a while.
I have never before in my life had cramp - my other half (who gets cramp quite often) says it sounds like what she gets, so I'm assuming that is what it is.
Does anybody have any suggestions on how to get rid of it?