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10/25/10 7:09 P

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That was one of the tips of the day once I realized I was having calf issues. It was like Spark was reading my mind. Unfortunately that is a stretch I was already doing. A friend of mine is a sports medicine doctor so I'm going to ask her for some suggestions. Not sure why I didn't think of her before.

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10/25/10 1:00 P

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The calf stretch is the exercise of the day!
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis
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I would try this after your 5 minute warm up.





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10/24/10 8:34 P

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Thank you for all the recommendations. I will let you know how my calves are doing at the end of this week.

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10/24/10 6:47 P

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I'm so sorry to hear you're having this problem - especially when you're doing all the right things! The only thing I can think of is the possibility you're wearing worn out or inaccurate tennis shoes - could that be the problem? I think the shorter strides is a good bet as well - Let us know how it turns out!

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10/24/10 5:14 P

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I don't know for sure, but I have been told that when people are lacking in potasium then they sometimes gets cramps.

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10/24/10 12:49 P

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It could be as BARCLE had mentioned regarding your stride length. I had some trouble with my calves too when I tried to run faster and used longer stride lengths. What if you try to run slower and shorten your stride next time. Let your calves heal a bit if they are very sore before running again. Make sure you are getting enough protein in your diet for optimum muscle repair and recovery. Good luck!

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10/24/10 4:47 A

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Sorry to hear you're having such trouble, especially when it sounds like you're doing stretches and all those proper things. Only thing I can think of to suggest is I wonder if perhaps you shorten your stride between walking and running and that's causing your calves to tighten? Hope you find a solution soon - best of luck emoticon

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sorry you are having trouble with your calfs.

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10/24/10 3:56 A

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I have noticed that my calves are tightening up even after I do a five minute brisk walk to warm up and then stretching. I have tried three different calf stretches and they don't seem to be working. I noticed on Wednesday (during a couch to 5k interval) that during jog 6 they got tight and when I started walking again they loosened back up and didn't give me any more trouble that night. This is something I have been "fighting" for a few weeks now. I do listen to my body and try not to push my calves because I know that if I were to injure myself that would be very bad.

Any insight the group can give me would be greatly appreciated.

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Candice

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