To finish feeling good.
That's all. I've been dealing with some calf strain issues for about 3 weeks now, and I have good days and bad days. It seems to be very slowly getting better. Too slow, for my liking. I can walk pain-free, no problem, but sometimes when I pick it up to a run, it gets a little funny. It's definitely part-mental and messing with my head right now. For example, I ran 18 miles on Friday, and it felt pretty good, some tenderness, but no real pain or additional straining. Then today I just tried to run an easy couple miles, and I felt like it was real tender, so I quit after 2 miles. And then I go back to walking, and it's just fine. It's really stressing me out, and somehow I need to be running 26.2 in a week.One thing I've found is that I think it does better after a good lonnnnnng warmup. Before the 18 miles on Friday, I walked a mile, and then picked it up to running. Today, I didn't give it as much of a warmup, so I'm thinking that might have had an effect.
Has anyone dealt with a calf strain before? How did you first strain it? How long did it take to recover? How did you expedite the healing process? I've tried calf sleeves, KT tape, foam rolling, rest, ice, everything. It all seems to be helping, just slowly.
So that's my goal. I just want to finish without any major issues, no further straining of the calf. I'll take it nice and easy, probably kiss some girls at Wellesley (sorry Bethany, gotta do it :), probably pound a beer with some college kids at BC, and just take my time, and do as little damage to my body as possible.
Hope you guys all have a good week, see you in Boston soon!