On my long run the weekend before last I developed a cramping/pulling feeling in my calf. It wasnt too bad so I completed the 10 miles but found I couldnt use my leg fully for 3 days afterwards. I iced it when I got back and had a massage on Wednesday which helped, then waited until the following (last) Sunday before running on it again.
4 Miles in it started to feel crampy again and at 6 miles I pulled up. However, I was about 3 mile from home, I walked a couple of miles and got really cold so I decided to try to run the last mile. Ive heard you have different types of muscle fibres so I wondered if I ran faster would the sensation in my leg be different - Well it was. I found I could run a burst of speed with hardly any discomfort but doing my normal trot was really uncomfortable.
Does this indicate anything ?? I'm kind of desperate to get back to running again as I've been training for Reading which is in just over 3 weeks time. If I can run fast but not slow would that indicate that the damage to my calf is not too bad ??
Sorry for the essay. Thanks for reading MM