Sorry to read this Phil.... the issue sounds exactly like I had a few years ago when my calf went during a sprint race in Antwerp. It was generally fine until I tried to get any speed up!!
It did clear up in the end, but all related to my hips and back, which are just things I have to live with now..... just comes from years of wear and tear....... I just have to manage it now (although I am poor at that too)
It was quite sad when chatting to my Mum yesterday, when she said that my dad had come to terms with fact that his running is over .... he got to 85 so not too bad
Mine's probably different, as it has to clear up or i wont' be able to run again. It's not wear & tear - it's a misalignment in my spine causing no wiggle room at all on the LHS when it's pulled over. And my calf went pretty much as soon as i started the army race - took 15 more minutes to properly tear though.
I fear this in every run, every race - at Pembrey, i was convinced my left calf would go, especially after driving for 2 hours to get there. It didn't "go" at all - tho it felt fragile & vulnerable - and i had the best run of the year, though largely ignored by everybody. Yet 10 days later, a few mm of shift in my spine alignment - and ping - game over.
And if this happens, my hamstring or calf will always injure. So i need to sort it - but it's getting worse. Hey, i have no right to be a runner! if my body stops it at age 53, , so be it. I've got lots of other stuff to do in life..... I'm sure i'll know when the time is right to start jogging again . but being injured 6 months a year with something or another isn't really selling the sport to me as a good move.
Sorry to read... was looking forward to another dust-up :) . Get better soon and hopefully see you later in the year.
Yeah cheers Rob - who knows. I was going well, too. https://www.sboc.org.uk/results/20180225PCP_UKOLre...
- it has to be said though, this is a bad tear, and I am properly out for a couple of months at least before starting from scratch again. Can't even walk pain-free at the moment....