I recently started running a few months ago, having generally avoided it but keeping fit through circuits/martial arts. After the first few torturous runs I was surprised that I was making good process, and the aches and pains disappeared. Using mapmyrun was a great motivational tool. From struggling to run a mile without several stops I have gradually got upto a 7.5mile run without stopping. Deciding to enter a 10k run at end of September, and since then have been beset by niggles and calf problems. I don't doubt that some of it is probably due to not warming down although I do stretch before going out. Currently though I can do a 4 mile run no problems but as soon as I do a long slow run my calf flare up next day and I have to completely rest for a good few days. I know I will be able to do the distance but wanted to build my cardio up further to break the hour barrier - 10k normally takes me about 67mins. Have read quite a bit about foam rollers and the obvious need to stretch etc but now every time I go out I feel a slight niggle and wonder if I should carry on. It's not that I'm being half hearted or looking for an excuse not to run as since I started I absolutely love it and even a run in the lashing rain holds no fear! Would seeing a physio help do you think or should I just try and really ease myself back in - not long to the race now tho!