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10/5/12 1:37 A

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Thanks for the discussion everyone.

I keep taking two weeks off every time I have this pain and it goes away then comes right back after my next run so there has to be something off somewhere. Taking cues from you awesome folks, I ran out and got a new pair of sneaks... truth is I have no idea how old my shoes are so that could be a serious problem. Yoga, I did yoga twice a week before I started running seriously so I am thinking I should get back to it. If anything, it will help my sadly tightening hamstrings. It's a injury waiting to happen, I know. I also did a whole lot more stretches after todays run, we will see how tomorrow feels :D

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10/4/12 11:45 A

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Yoga is another thing that really helps me too. I find that it is helped me overall flexibility and strength. I was having horrible hip flexor issues and since I started yoga they are gone.

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10/4/12 8:21 A

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Hi,

I have been dealing with a calf issue since the end of August. Initially it was relieved by stretching but stupidly I continued running on it (I was training for the Marine Corps Marathon) as it was not bothersome running only when I wasn't. I didn't take my own advice to stop running until I was pain free for a solid week. Fast forward to Oct 4th, after seeing a sports Chiro, I have been told that my calf issue is related to weak glutes (very common for women) and tight hip flexors--the calf is just where the kinetic chain broke down. This is why it's very difficult for any of us to tell you how to treat a pain...more times than not, the source of the pain is NOT the cause of the pain.

I have started an extensive rehab program using Coach Jay Johnson's MYRTL routine, Lunge matrix routine, in addition to using the Trgger-point grid roller. I had to defer my MCM entry until next year, however, I am back running without the tightness.

My take, pain is our body's way of telling you that something is not right and that finding the source and cause of pain is the answer.

I wish you well!

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10/4/12 8:18 A

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I experienced this when I switched to minimalist shoes. It's gotten better, but definitely kicks in again when it's time for a new pair. Lots of stretching and the foam roller helped a LOT, as did lots of pilates to strengthen those muscles.

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10/4/12 5:44 A

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Could be the need for more stretching. How about your shoes....how old are they? I also found that when I was upping my mileage training for my halfs last year, that I needed to use a foam roller to really work the kinks out of my legs and hips. You might give that a try.

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10/4/12 1:29 A

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I am having pain on the inside of my calf after my runs. It's not chronic and it feels more like a tightness or soreness rather than a real pain. I am thinking that I might not be stretching enough. Has anyone experienced this and if so, what did you do to relieve the feeling?

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