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Hello, getting back into running well now after arthroscopy in the summer. Knee has ups and downs but generally heading in the right direction.
Tonight I went for a run while my daughter was at gymnastics, moderate to hard and just over five and a half miles. About two and a half miles in I felt (what I am assuming in my soleus) getting tight. This sometimes happens but generally goes away but this time it started to feel really tight. The course was a lot of uphill till that point. I ended up stopping to give it a stretch off.
I began running again, albeit a bit more gingerly and after a couple of hundred metres I felt a slight pop. I ended up walking for a few minutes until I got to the remainder of the course which was now mostly downhill - I managed to jog the rest of the way back (and made it in time to pick up little one).
Iced and rested it nowand it is easing off a bit. Question is, what should I be doing now? Should I try to stretch it, should I foam roller/tennis ball it and most importantly how long out??? We have a baby due (now five days overdue) so would probably be putting running on hold for a couple of weeks anyway.
just looking for some advice, thanks in advance