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recovery from calf injury (Read 2479 times)

    Right; I thought his argument was against an association of dehydration with cramping. I don't think (don't have the book memorized!) he makes an argument about calf strains. But I could be wrong. I have no real argument, just a collection of anecdotes and passing along thoughts from runners I trust.

     

    MTA: I (just now) realize we were talking past each other! Nevermind, carry on. 

      Jeff, there was a good multi-part write-up by Science of Sport addressing cramping and the theories/remedies around it.  IIRC, they cited some studies showing no statistical difference in degree of dehydration or serum electrolyte concentrations between "crampers" and "non-crampers" in triathlons (IM length, I think).

       

       

      On-topic: my strain was whatever Grade has associated swelling and radiating pain.  When I called the doc and mentioned the swelling and soreness, they feared DVT and sent me for an ultrasound RIGHT NOW.  Maybe a lesser strain would heal with less "vacation" from running -- I hope so.

      “Everything you need is already inside.” -- Bill Bowerman

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