Hello everyone, last week during my tempo run I got a sudden sharp pain in my left lower calf muscle. It was as if a demon came out of the dirt and whipped it, lol. So I immediately slowed down to a jog and every step was painful after that. So when I got home I iced it and took ibuprofen and then took 4 days off from running. Then yesterday I tried jogging on it and it still hurts. I jogged for about 20 minutes to see if it would go away as I warmed up but it did not. I have had soreness in my lower calves before this incident and was able to ignore the pain and keep running but this particular one keeps on lingering, it frustrates me, I want to run!! I am a converted 4foot striker (4 months approx.), run on vintage puma roma's, I run at least 30 miles a week including intervals, and go on long endurance runs every other weekend. I also do Eric's 4foot strike drill all the time, and I do lunges, squats, a little running backwards, push ups, etc. I don't jump too much because my lower calves get irritated. So can anyone give me advice or has anyone had similar experience? I greatly appreciate it.
Born to Run was an awesome book! Thank you everyone.