I'm a newbie and have been running for a couple of years. Last year I managed to run pretty much pain free running 5-7k three times a week. But this year has been a struggle. In March/April I had pain in my right calf muscle during a run of about 6k so walked the rest of the circuit. I tried to run again after a weeks rest but it still hurt so took a month off to rest.
Last Sunday at a gym I did about 5k on a treadmill with no issues. But during the following week, I think Thursday/Friday I could feel a bit of soreness in my right calf which I thought was odd as It was about 4 days later.
On Friday I did a short warm up on some steps, standing on the edge and raising up and down about 15 times and then started a run but only got about half a kilometre as my right calf was feeling sore and I was running awkwardly trying to take the weight off the leg. I decided to stop before I did anything else.
Does anybody have any advice/tips on how to get back to running without injury. Mapmyrun is telling me to change my trainers as I have run 644km in them. Could it be my footwear?
Thanks in advance.