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5/30/18 6:28 P

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Yes, if you meant tightness while in the act of running, Debby's suggestions are good. But tightness typically shows up as tired muscles cool off after a run. Tightness during a run can be a sign of "too much too soon," as can shin splints. The remedy there is to increase mileage gradually and to keep the pace easy.

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5/30/18 2:09 P

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Hi Michelle! I agree with the foam roller suggestion. If you don't have a foam roller, rolling over a small semifirm ball such as a tennis ball does the trick, too. But I wondered if you meant WHILE ruining. If so, drinking enough water can combat muscle cramps while running, and you can pause on walk breaks for a brief stretch, too. Leaning on a wall, picnic table or bench and while stepping one leg back and pressing through the heel helps me loosen up midrun, or putting toes on a curb and dangling heels off the edge and down. Just be careful to be gentle, just until you feel the stretch. You don't want to push a stretch when your legs are tired. Just enough to release some tension. Good luck with your training! I found that moving slow and easy is the way to go when losing weight. Your pace will pick up naturally as the pounds come off. Enjoy!

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5/29/18 1:28 P

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Hi Michelle, emoticon to the team.

Yes, calf tightness is common. The best remedy is regular use of a foam roller. There are instruction videos in the Spark library, or just google foam roller.
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5/29/18 11:41 A

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Hello! I am Michelle. Currently training for a half marathon in October and trying to lose some serious weight.

I have a question for the group. Has anyone dealt with calf tightness while they are running? I've tried a few things and it keeps happening. Hoping I can get some advice. Thanks!

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