Tag Archives: calf

A tale of two sports

The last two months have been bizarre. On the one hand, my bike fitness has gone from strength to strength. On the other hand, my run fitness has completely dissolved! The catalyst for this seven weeks ago, when I tore … Continue reading

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Ankle Retraining Program

Once again my right calf had tightened to the point where my running was in jeopardy. Once again I headed to the physio for an acupuncture session. This was becoming a monthly routine: he sticks needles in my leg, it … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a cock-up

My training week’s in tatters and I’m hobbling around on bloody sore (and possibly injured) legs. How did this happen? It all started on Wednesday. I was getting excited about doing the Robina race at the Gatorade Queensland Tri Series … Continue reading

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How are my troublesome calves doing now? Let’s check the calf-ometer: I’ve done 60km of running in 10 days. There are a few sore spots that’ve been getting a lot of thumb-work, but they actually feel pretty good! No intensity … Continue reading

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The Calf that wouldn’t Heal

More than 10 months have passed since my right calf tear, and 5 months since my left calf tear. Yet they are still a problem. Cameron Brown had a similar injury around the same time I did my first tear. … Continue reading

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To Needle or Not?

Acupuncture bloody hurts! But does it work? I’m in the lucky (for you) position of having torn both my right and then my left calf muscles with six months of each other. Both were diagnosed as Grade 2 calf tears … Continue reading

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