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Subject: cold weather = tight calves
As soon as winter arrives I struggle with tight calves and longer runs are a no no. I wear skins and stretch and warm up, but still after 7 or 8 kms they start getting tight. Do I just need to stretch more?


2014-05-21 6:30 PM
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maybe.

but I'm thinking that getting some deep tissue/sports massage work might be the ticket.  You might have a lot of just tight scar tissue from overtraining built up in there that needs to be broken up.  Calves are tough, dense muscles.   Could require alternative therapies such as ART?  

Or, I could be completely wrong... but it would be something easy to try.

2014-05-21 8:12 PM
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Subject: RE: cold weather = tight calves

I've been struggling with tight calves as well as the training load has built up.  A couple of weeks ago I searched various forums for advice and one pointed me to self massage and this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1hTLpnS6vA) video.  Been using it multiple times a day and seems to be doing a pretty good job of loosening things up.  Might be worth a try.

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2014-05-22 3:08 AM
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cool thanks for the tips.
2014-05-22 3:53 PM
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I will be interested to see if the massage helps. My body responds horribly to cold weather. I am slower, don't get the endorphin rush from cold weather running, hate it, hate it as do my tight calves. this even though I do regularly do massages
2014-05-22 11:20 PM
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Are you kidding? Cold weather in Western Australia? We manage in -20C and colder. Just wear a better pair of tights.


2014-05-22 11:26 PM
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Running Room - Winter Running Tips: http://youtu.be/xmqgkgXlb_4
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