Thursday, April 5, 2012


4 Rounds, each for time of:

800 Meter run
2 Minute rest

My times:
total WOD time 25:30
total run time 19:30

Was looking forward to this since my calf muscle is feeling *awesome* lately. I've been stretching and foam rolling and alternating flats/heels every other day, walking barefoot as much as possible.

So: we head out for the first 800 and it feels awesome. Second 800...still feeling great, but feeling that calf muscle tighten up a bit so I stretch in the 2 min rest and keep moving. Third 800, about 200 m in I feel it cramp up. I keep running and think I'll run it out. Try to keep my normal stride and not limp at all. Slows me down but I keep going. Stretch and walk between the 3rd and 4th. The 4th 800 feels pretty decent, but I can feel the tightness. Try to keep my stride natural and not favor the leg, and it seems to help.

Still, I'm frustrated that I'm having this issue. I went home and foam rolled it, stretched, massaged it, etc.

I AM running that 5k on Saturday. Even if I end up doing a walk/run, I'm doing it. I don't think there's anything really wrong with my muscle as in nothing torn or anything like that, so I don't think I'm doing any harm.

I'm taking a rest day tomorrow. May try to do a short run and some stretching but other than ;)


  1. The Crossfit gym I go to has 1 free referal/exam a month to a Chiroprator who is also a member at the gym. The reason I mention this is I have been having hamstring problems and its due to something you wouldn't think but its getting better with some very simple excercises. I guess what I am saying is that there might be something very small that can make that calf better :)

  2. Thanks for the suggestion. I may just need a good massage or...a chiropractic adjustment. It's been a while for both!