View Full Version : Crap! torn muscle, marathon in a month
10-01-2008, 07:24 AM
Tore/ pulled something in my calf last night, and my first marathon is Nov. 1. I'm doing RICE and ibuprofen, any other treatment suggestions? How long should I rest it before resuming training?
10-01-2008, 07:36 AM
I feel for you. Same thing happened to me in Aug. I was pissed because I was right in the middle of my peak training period. I had to abandon my race plans. It took 6 weeks before I could even jog 3 miles without worry of re-tearing my hamstring. I saw a doc about the tear, he called it a class 1 strain. Doesn't sound bad, but it sure kept me from running. He told me I should take 6-8 weeks off because I would only prolong the recovery if I didn't. RICE, IB, stretching will help. But, I think you might be too close to the marathon to recovery properly. Sorry man.
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