I just had my first track practice on Monday. I had been running 20 minutes a day 4 times a week for the 2 months leading up to track. The first day of practice we did a fairly easy run and then I went home and, like an idiot, did leg exercises with weight.
I developed pain in my calf later that night. I am guessing it is over use but I don’t know if it is a stain or something serious. The pain continued and still hurts today (Wednesday night). I did track practice yesterday, and today I told my couch I was in pain after our jogging warm up and she told me to do the stationary bike to take a break from running. The pain is in the back of my calf about 2 inches from the ankle. It feels like it is under my Achilles tendon. I have a sharp pain in a small area that hurts when I relax from a calf stretch, go up and down stairs, and run. Yesterday it hurt to walk a bit, but not today and it does NOT hurt when I go up on my toes.
I iced and rested my calf last night and then again when I got home today. I do not want to mess up my track season. Any advice on when I can start running again, or has anyone experienced this before?