View Full Version : My calves have become unbearable..


_Macho
03-10-2008, 03:13 PM
i jog about a mile or 2 uphill every day.
it took me a while to be able to do the whole thing without stopping, but i've gotten to the point where i can do it.
the thing is tho, after jogging my calves become inflamed.. i find myself collapsing afterwards and barely being able to walk.
i kno, "no pain, no gain", but my calves are the only parts of my body that are that painful after i run.
i have thick muscular calves so i dunno if that's part of the problem, but the pain is unbearable at times.
should i stop running every day for a while or what?
i usually ice down my calves right after i'm done, but only for about 20mins.

it's hard for me not to run.. even if i'm in pain i want to run so bad.. it's a release.

msagrain
03-10-2008, 03:54 PM
it sounds like lactic acid, if you keep doing it, it will go away.

JF91
03-10-2008, 05:10 PM
Do you run on your tip toes?... I used to have a calf problem because I was a sprinter and all the running I did was on the ball of the foot which got me used to doing longer distance runs without putting my heels down alot and it all lead to burning in my calfs, sounds alot like what you have.

_Macho
03-10-2008, 05:41 PM
Do you run on your tip toes?... I used to have a calf problem because I was a sprinter and all the running I did was on the ball of the foot which got me used to doing longer distance runs without putting my heels down alot and it all lead to burning in my calfs, sounds alot like what you have.

yea i find myself running on my tiptoes a lot.. i try to catch myself and run flatter, but it's just instinctual.
next time i'll make a point of running flatter.. i was doing some research and that might be the problem.

sterling
03-10-2008, 06:46 PM
lol u wuss do u not normally run then? if u cant deal with the pain then dont play the game lol.
I normally run 6 miles and i got up 6 hills 1 hill being 1 mile long and im use to it so i dont find it hard i think the trick is to use different running techiques e.g. on your toes,flat footed,heels to ur ass,knees up and side to side etc.. so that ur whole leg gets a work out instead of one part and it can give some of ur muscles a break by using different techiques.
Or u cud always jus not run like juan diaz and jus swim lol

_Macho
03-10-2008, 09:34 PM
lol u wuss do u not normally run then? if u cant deal with the pain then dont play the game lol.
I normally run 6 miles and i got up 6 hills 1 hill being 1 mile long and im use to it so i dont find it hard i think the trick is to use different running techiques e.g. on your toes,flat footed,heels to ur ass,knees up and side to side etc.. so that ur whole leg gets a work out instead of one part and it can give some of ur muscles a break by using different techiques.
Or u cud always jus not run like juan diaz and jus swim lol

LOL na i just started running last year.. about Nov 2007
i can take the pain but it's only my calves that hurt.. and it just started to get real bad, so i thought i was doing something wrong
thanks for the advice tho i'll be on your level in due time

rj_ct
03-10-2008, 10:58 PM
you stretch a lot before you run?

my trainer has been making me run anywhere between 3 - 6 miles before working out the past 2 months. it's not bad on a track, but i went to my parents house for a week. wow. running hills is a totally different kind of work out.

sterling
03-11-2008, 10:04 AM
LOL na i just started running last year.. about Nov 2007
i can take the pain but it's only my calves that hurt.. and it just started to get real bad, so i thought i was doing something wrong
thanks for the advice tho i'll be on your level in due time

stretch before u run and eat properly then u wont get as hurt.

sterling
03-11-2008, 10:04 AM
you stretch a lot before you run?

my trainer has been making me run anywhere between 3 - 6 miles before working out the past 2 months. it's not bad on a track, but i went to my parents house for a week. wow. running hills is a totally different kind of work out.

yeh its the best work out for running i also do sprints at the same time when im doing my run.

Unanimous
03-11-2008, 10:20 AM
i think the trick is to use different running techiques e.g. on your toes,flat footed,heels to ur ass,knees up and side to side etc.

Lol! That must be some sight!