Stiff Calf

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Stiff Calf

Postby thegodplato » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:31 am

I've just done my first Bike Event on Sunday, Manchester to Blackpool and, having only been cycling since April ( and having a mid life crisis!) am quite chuffed that I did it in 3 hours 19 mins and some secs - on Strava my time is 10th quickest!. Yesterday I felt tightness in my calf's so did a gentle 10 mile ride just spinning rather than straining on the pedals which , as of this morning, seems to have sorted one out but my left is worse. Is there any exercises that I can do to alleviate the soreness or is this just part of being 41 and pushing myself too hard! Personally my blame my mate for that!
2012 Bianchi Via Nirone Xenon

960 miles in 8 days starting 6th April 2013

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Re: Stiff Calf

Postby Angry Bird » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:14 am

Stretch it and warm up properly prior to and after exercise, might be worth getting some compression socks/tights for them too.

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