Yesterday I went for a 5-miler and it took almost that many miles for my calf muscles to loosen up. I had to shorten my stride and my calves hurt till about 4 miles. I stretched afterward, and I used a tennis ball last night to try to roll the muscles out because they still felt tight.
Today, I wanted to take T Junior for a short 3-miler and I had to stop after one mile. My calves hurt so bad! I even stopped and tried to stretch them out twice!
I ran home, pushing the BOB and crying. Four weeks till the marathon. Please tell me I’m not injured and that it’s not too late to fix this.
They’ve been tight for about two weeks, but have felt okay after a couple miles. I’ve been taking cold baths after my long runs, but I did not do this after Friday’s 14-miler.
I don’t know what to do and I’m freaking out. Mr. T thinks I’m running too much, but last week I only ran 3 on Tuesday, 14 on Friday and 5 on Sunday. I went for an easy stationary bike ride on Wednesday — mostly so I could try to loosen up my calves.