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I have been running for years @35 - 40 miles a week and doing a few marathons now and again, all with no problem.
Then I went happily off for a run with new trainers, by the time I had got home I could hardly walk as my calf got tighter and tighter. I am now two weeks down the line, 3 physio vists who thinks it is a grade 1 strain. I can walk with no problem just a dull throb, On Sunday I went for a wee jog and hobbled back.
Doing the usual stretches and doing a bit of cycling, I have had no improvement yet.
Please can anyone advise on a)best course of action. b)roughly how long to take off c)do you think I would be OK for an end of sept marathon (sunday before injury was a 15 mile run).