Had my 1st long run on sunday, with tight calves. Each leg felt like there was a tennis ball in my calf they were so tight and painful (partly due to the cold weather as well, i was tensing up)
My coach stayed with me b/c i was much slower than the group due to the pain, encouraging me...walking when i needed and letting me stretch. He was great (no shin splints at that point, just tight calves) I wear compression socks when running b/c I always seem to be nursing one form of pain or another. They do help me.
When i got home I even had an ice bath to soothe my calves and it was difficult but I wore my toque, had a hot tea and sat in there 15minutes until 2 full bags of ice melted. So i woke at 2 in the morning with painful shin splints and have been icing my shins on and off all day but I am one hurting unit! It hurts to walk.
I am at the start of week 2 in my training. I am supposed to run 5k tomorrow and 5k wednesday.
Help! What should I do??!!
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