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Hi - My calf problems first began out for run in new shoes, tightening up during run. Came home before got worse. Since then and repeat of this I decided the different shoes (Saucony Pro Rides) may have contributed as forefoot much less flexible than my Vomeros so got a new pair of Nike Zoom Vomero 8's (had been completely fine with the 7's, no longer available). Since then have had lots of problems with the calf (and time off) only to return very lightly (and I mean minutes!) last week for the other calf to 'pop'. (These are strains, not ruptures). Has turned into what is now 4 weeks off and I got a ballot place in the London Marathon (my first) so this is really worrying me a lot. Am doing core work (which I have neglected in the past) and seeing physio/sports massage. My question is this - stretching is meant to help with injury but I thought that static stretching was 'forbidden' before exercise. The stretches I have seen for injury seem to be static stretching - confused! Any tips and especially some reassurance that this Marathon dream isn't going to pass me by would be appreciated! Thanks so much.