October 31, 2010

Unsuccessful Attempt

Week of Oct. 25 ~ 31

Went to the gym on Tuesday for some weights, step machine and elliptical trainer.
Then on Thursday, since my calf had not been hurting for a few days, I went out for a run, thought I would see if I could do 4k. I couldn't - calf started to hurt after 2.1k (13 minutes). I stopped _immediately_ — have gotten older and wiser in the past two weeks.
So I'll take another week off and see how it feels. Internet articles on muscle tears say they take 2 to 4 weeks to heal, so I guess mine will be more like 4 weeks.

Friday I had a business trip, Saturday we had a bit of a typhoon, so I finally got to the gym on Sunday for weights, core, bike 15 mins, elliptical 15 mins, bike 15 mins. Worked up a bit of a sweat, at least.

Thanks for the encouraging comments, talk to you again next week, hopefully with better news.
Actually next Sunday is the club Half Marathon and 10k, which I was planning to race, but now hope to be able to jog (10k). If not, at least the barbecue will be fun.


  1. Best just enjoy the BBQ.
    Good luck.

  2. Hang in there Bob. I appear to have a similar issue with my right calf but it appears to be a strain as opposed to a tear - but like you no running.

  3. Sorry to hear that Bob. Time will heal it. Best thing is to wait a couple of days after there's no pain while walking. Have a beer for me at the BBQ.

  4. Hi Bob, I had a tear in the calf about 8 months ago, very despondent going for runs and feeling it within a few hundred meters of home - but at least that made the walk back that much quicker.
    I thought it would never go (probably took only 2/3 weeks ) but the joy when I was able to get past those first few hundred meters without a reaction! Good luck in your recovery - take it easy!