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Would you run on a sore calf?<br><br>
If any of you remember my last post in here...its the other calf this time.<img alt="confused.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/confused.gif"> I was having cramping issues at the pool on Monday (my arch a couple of times and then a serious calf cramp before I bagged the workout) and my calf took a beating. It was slightly sore yesterday (although not while I was running) and I ran on it anyway and now it is pretty sore (to the touch and when I walk). should I bag my 5 miler tonight? Ever had residual pain last this long from a cramp? Can cramping pull a muscle?<br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">The cramping is something I think I need to deal with. I now think that its ab cramps that have been making many of my runs miserable. I am going to try a magnesium supplement.</span>
 

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I'd recommend not running on it. I pulled a calf muscle last spring after running on what I thought was a mild strain. I was down for nearly a month with it.
 

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don't know why my posts are showing up!!!!!<br><br>
thought I responded.<br><br>
No, no, no.........I wouldn't. 3 days off. I'm dealing (of course my hubby keeps calling to make sure I'm not out running). Ice, Ice, Ice. 2 days down and this afternoon no pain walking. I'll see how barefoot goes tonight and if I walk downstairs in the morning without pain....woot.<br><br>
Sometimes you can have a small tear and if you run on it, it doesn't get a chance to heal...or you can make it worse...probably what runfishhunt experienced.<br><br>
I do think that my issue came with a calf cramp that I had at night, because my run the next day, it was sore with the get-go. I ran a really slow first mile and it didn't go away. I kept running thinking I was just tight.
 

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I have now taken 2 days off and it is still painful. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> Hopefully I can run tomorrow. I hate cramps and I dont know why I have been having so many issues with them lately.
 

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It depends. If it was a muscle tear I would definitely be off it for the time required to heal. If I were training for a goal race I might run on it if it was just a general muscle soreness. If I was just running for fun I would probably stay off it for a few days, as ongoing muscle issues are not fun to live with.
 

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I usually run through anything - It can hurt every step I take, but if I can bear it - I do it (Very Slow). I may not be smart - But I have been blessed with always being able to work through things -
 

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sorry to hear that. I tried again today and it's a no-go. I was very upset because I really felt nothing yesterday going up and down the stairs <img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"> I am planning to try,try again as my goal race is next weekend. I'm still hoping for a miracle, but >3 days usually means more than muscle soreness. If I can't get a 20 minute run in this weekend and be pain-free by Wednesday, I'm out for 2-3 weeks. I look at it like Tigger, if you don't have something coming up, don't work through the pain. If it makes you feel better, I believe I have a pretty high pain tolerance and the same issue has stopped me in my tracks.
 

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Well I cant feel it today so I am going to go out this evening and give it a try. My goal race isnt till Oct (marathon) so I am not too worried about my training plan right now. I do however, really need to run so that I can eat more without gaining weight. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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<img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"> I was doing pretty good, no pain, just tightness...and then I felt my calf pop. If there was any doubt of a tear before, there isn't now. Just hoping a lump doesn't show up<br><br>
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I too seem to have this, not sure if it was a cramp or not. I never felt a super tightening moment, but I suppose I could just be forgetful. They have been extremely tight for the last 6 days though. I've iced them, rolled them, soaked in a hot tub, took ibueprofin, and stretched on an inclined board. It's gotten better but is definitely still there. Does this sound like a strain sort of deal?
 

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A-HEM!!!! Learn your lesson, Ms. Aphi, from our friend Foxy here. What once was tightness was obviously a SYMPTOM of something that probably might not have resulted in a full tear if left to heal. Why do we always do this to ourselves??? When your body tries to tell you something, listen. If you ignore it, it will just scream louder until it is heard. Trust me on that one.<br><br>
((((Sue)))))<br>
(((Aphi)))))
 
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