8:30 Pace wow. I was proud I managed to 'sprint' in for a 5 miler for the last mile at that pace. Hope the calf is ok. Any part of my body is subject to some freakish pull or strain these days, but I've gone through periods where the calves were 'bothersome' even with all kinds of babying along...stretching, ice, heat, calf sleeves, etc.
To be honest I don't see how I can ever get into any sort of marathon conditioning ever again unless I started running about 10 races a year or more. And we're talking well over 4 hours if I just shuffled along to finish...
Anyway good luck. You mentioned JAY's name. Was he possibly going to run?
Thanks, and no... Jay is washed up.
He had bad sciatica last year. Not sure if it's still affecting him. He was only doing a couple of miles here and there anyway.
Never mind... I sent it to your hotmail account, if that still works
my 'main' email is firstname.lastname@example.org (hotmail and gmail are both forwarded to this one)
He should start walking then...at least 3 miles and google exercises and stretches...the walking will keep him in shape and yet should allow his sciatica to heal and the stuff he googles it should also start helping...plus ice and heat. It's a pain and it's not 100% but it helps. Stretching calves, hams and hips really helps everything...I'm not a know it all...and every time I get an ache or pain or strain it's humbling that it happens with all I'm doing, but the total package of everything above (including walking when you can't run) seems to work and even if you can't run fast or really train like you want it should give you some sort of endorphin fix from exercising.