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Sore Calfs most mornings
- Posted: 20th Oct 2011, 20:14Report
Run 3times a week . I do cross training most days but morning times loads of stifness in calfs can anyone help with problem
- Posted: 21st Oct 2011, 13:14Report
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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- Posted: 15th Nov 2011, 10:24Report
I've found compression socks (worn after running) seem to leave my lower legs less tired. Worth a try maybe?
- Posted: 31st Dec 2011, 20:32Report
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