It seemed like an innocuous little session, just about about 4 miles with 4 quick bursts of about 600m. Just after the fourth I felt a slight pull in the left calf muscle. This felt more serious after the half mile climb back to the farm. When evening came it had tightened up considerably and was now rather painful. For the run I’d been wearing Inov-8s excellent f-light 230; more about these
I went out yesterday for my 2nd barefoot run. after a few minutes my gastrocnemius (calf) started to hurt for real and also my feet didn’t feel so good. Tried to run mainly on grass (and the feet felt better) but couldn’t run as long as I wanted. now my gastrocnemius are still shrunken and sore and I feel them in every step…
At the beginning of the week I did what I should have done a month ago when my runs began to reach the 3 mile mark, go find a better course to run barefoot. I rode my bike around in my VFF’s and found a much smoother road to a neighborhood that must have been repaved in the last year. The traffic on the road was light, but enough to rid the roadway of any real debris. Since it is residential
This week was full of distrations to take my mind off how pathetic I am doing currently with my running. Had to wait in line for 2 hours to return a cable box to Comcast (worst company ever). Did my taxes, saw 2 concerts, played 2 concerts, flew around in a small plane, and got a measly 9.1 miles of running in (3 runs).
I basically haven’t been able to work on my form this week due to the
I started this week happy from my success in completing a 5k earlier than my race next week. I was also excited because out of the gates, the week was looking to be warmer and that lifted my spirits. My first run was just about perfect but I noticed at the end that my right calf was a bit more sore. I couldn’t quite put a finger on what caused it but it seemed to be a glaring problem