All of this run training is catching up to me and I am starting to feel some aches and pains. I am really hoping that the aches go away quickly and don’t turn into full blown injury. Right now, it is just soreness and not debilitating.
On Monday, as I finished my run, my right calf began to hurt. It really didn’t affect my run and I actually had a great run despite the pain. I finished 7 miles with 7:49 pace. I even had a final mile of 7:16. My calf just feels really tight – like after getting cramp. I can walk pretty much pain free. It is at its worse climbing stairs when I have all my weight on the one foot and even then it isn’t excruciating by any means.
I took Tuesday off from running per my marathon training schedule. I did spend an hour on the trainer which seemed to help stretch out my calf. I also did some stretching and core training. I stuck to only upper body work with the weights to give the legs a rest.
I woke up Wednesday almost pain free. It was still lingering, but much better. My 6 mile run went fairly well. I took it nice and easy. I had a little bit of tightness at the beginning of the run, but it was nearly gone by the time I finished my run.
Unfortunately, though, my calf tightened right back up about an hour after my run.
So, here I sit, finishing up some work while I ice my calf and hope that it heals quickly. I’ve got 21 miles on the schedule for Friday and really don’t want to have to miss it.