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Sore Calfs most mornings

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    never look back
    Posted:
    Run 3times a week . I do cross training most days  but morning times loads of stifness in calfs can anyone help with problem 
     
    Run 3times a week . I do cross training most days  but morning times loads of stifness in calfs can anyone help with problem
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    In my mind I run faster & further.....
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    Could be Delayed Muscle Sorness, not uncommon. 
    What sort of distances do you run and on what surface, how long does the sorness go on for?
    Most important part of a post run/exercise regime is to spend at least 10 minutes stretching, this is very important. Spending 10 minutes stretching will help dramaticaly in reducing sorness/injury, if you haven't the time to spend on 10 minutes of stretching then spend 10 minutes less running.
    The usual things like painkillers. rest. elevate, cold pack are a good idea but I'm a huge fan of stretching and if you've run a long distance to have a walk of 5-10 minutes to help force out lactate acid from the muscles.
    See how it goes from there but taken into account that there may be the risk of an underlying injury that might not be healing.
    Good luck
    Mark 
    [signature]Registered Nurse, Ex-Army Combat Medic, Ex-Mountain Rescue Medic, Runner for over 30 years. 
    Could be Delayed Muscle Sorness, not uncommon. 
    What sort of distances do you run and on what surface, how long does the sorness go on for?
    Most important part of a post run/exercise regime is to spend at least 10 minutes stretching, this is very important. Spending 10 minutes stretching will help dramaticaly in reducing sorness/injury, if you haven't the time to spend on 10 minutes of stretching then spend 10 minutes less running.
    The usual things like painkillers. rest. elevate, cold pack are a good idea but I'm a huge fan of stretching and if you've run a long distance to have a walk of 5-10 minutes to help force out lactate acid from the muscles.
    See how it goes from there but taken into account that there may be the risk of an underlying injury that might not be healing.
    Good luck
    Mark
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    I've found compression socks (worn after running) seem to leave my lower legs less tired. Worth a try maybe? 
     
    I've found compression socks (worn after running) seem to leave my lower legs less tired. Worth a try maybe?
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    interested in the technical aspects of running, biometrics and form
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    When you say you run three times a week, what kind of distances are we talking about here and do you do any kind of stretching or mobility excercises 
     
    When you say you run three times a week, what kind of distances are we talking about here and do you do any kind of stretching or mobility excercises
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