For the second time over the past few months, I pulled a calf muscle on a run the day after a particularly challenging SUF session.
The first was back in October (Attacker on 24th; run, 25th), while the most recent was yesterday/today (Nine Hammers his time). Terrain on the run was different (flat v. rolling today), and today’s pace was a bit quicker, but the effect was felt just before two miles.
My questions, then, are these:
- Has anyone else experienced MGS on a run following a SUF session?
- If so, what treatment did you use to get back in SUF-fing shape, on & off the bike? (Me: RICE for today, followed by SUF yoga, and increased indoor rowing, but I’m open to suggestions, as that method takes a LONG time to get back to running.)
- Also, if so, what adjustments (if any) did you make to SUF sessions? I’ve adjusted my fit (for the better) and did a more accurate FF just last week. Should I decrease intensity for these more aggressive sessions?
I’m not on a training plan (long story, but the gist is that serving as caretaker for a disabled spouse & two small kiddos means I take what time I can get, when I can get it—which is neither often nor predictable [example: it’s taken me nearly an hour to type this]), and COVID has kept me out of the gym since February, so I know everything is stacked against me (believe me, I know), but a response from Sufferlandria at large would be nice.