Remember the run I quit Thursday? My tibia was acting up again, but to add insult to injury (or injury to MORE injury), my good leg was falling apart too!!! I got some fierce muscle pains in my back left calf that didn't go away with a stretch. Yesterday, it was worse! I tried some tennis ball massage and stretching last night, but it actually hurt WORSE! This morning I bit the bullet and scheduled a massage.
|nothing like some good haricots vert to cool down a sore muscle!|
The massage therapist recommended continuing tennis ball massage/foam rolling, plus some extra long stretching/ice. She said that it didn't feel like a tear or anything, just a whole bunch of tightness, so I won't seriously injure myself if I keep running with it. But definitely to be stretching and come back for another massage. She didn't have to tell me twice--I signed up for a 3 massage package immediately. Plus bought a muscle cooling gel on recommendation from the receptionist who also runs marathons.
And definitely some more tennis ball action...