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Sorry to bother you all, I'd very much appreciate any advice...
Last week, on what was supposed to be a 13k run, I had to stop as both my calves were in a lot of pain. The right one especially is still painful, with it spreading up the back of my knee and thigh when I walk for a while. I went to the doctors on Monday, he told me it was a strain. He advised rest and perscribed me some ibruprofen. He said I could exercise, but if it hurt to stop immediately. Last night I tried going on a bike at the gym, which seemed to go well, so hopefully I can keep that up.
Unfortunately, this has all come as I'm preparing for the GNR in October. Its my first half marathon, I am aiming for sub 1.45. Do people think this is still realistic if I'm reduced to the exercise bike for a couple of weeks (or possibly longer)? Prior to the strain I had run 7-8 miles a few times in training, how much of this endurance will I lose if I'm not running? I'm 28, been running regularly for a year or so.
Like I say, any help much appreciated. Ta for reading.