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6/27/13 10:06 P

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I have a Trigger Point Roller and love it!
And when I go away and do destination runs, I also have a handy item called The Stick which also works very well.

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6/27/13 4:24 P

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I had the same problem but I found out that it was the lactic acid in my muscles. I was told when you start using muscles you normally don't use, that the lactic acid starts to build up in them, but if you work through it, the pain eventually stops and the acid turns to energy. I pressed my way through the pain and it has stopped.

Also, if you get a foam roller and roll your calfs over it that helps to get rid of the lactic acid quicker as well (my personal trainer told me that).

Good luck in your runs. (I ran my 1st 5K last Sunday :-) )

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6/27/13 4:19 P

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I just finished day 3 of week 2. It was a tough ride. I am finding that no matter how much a stretch before I start running my calves get so tight and running is painful. Is there anything I can do to stop the tightness?
I've been doing so well getting up and running every morning and I really don't want to have to stop my streak. I'm hoping there is something I can do.

Edited by: RML_LAWLER at: 6/27/2013 (16:21)
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