When I got back from that run, during which I was a bit dehydrated, everything hurt. Everything. So I figured I’d take some days off running and let my body get back to normal. But when the soreness wore off, my calf was still aching a little. Nonetheless, I went for another run on Saturday.
I made it all of 30 feet.
I felt this stabbing pain in my calf and realized I needed to take a little more time off running. So, all week, I’ve been icing and resting. No running and no cycling either. I did a short, possibly a mile run yesterday, and I didn’t feel the injury. But I did feel a bit slow. Needless to say, I’m a little worried about how flat I’m going to feel tomorrow morning.
My course is 5 miles, 1,200 feet of elevation gained with very little flat along the way. I like to run uphill—much more than running on flat roads anyway. But I’m worried about tomorrow. I’ve even thought about backing out.
Right now, the plan is to run. How that’ll affect the rest of my summer sport season, I’ll find out later.