Dear clever internet people: I need you help and advice.
I am a relatively new runner and average 4-10km/week with the odd two-three week period where I don’t run at all.
I have properly fitted shoes, new in January with about 225km on them.
Over the last couple of runs I have noticed that I am getting a discomfort in my left Achilles and lower 1/3 of my calf almost immediately post run. It’s not an issue during the run, just after. It feels really tight and almost “bruised”. Walking down stairs for the first few hours is particularly interesting.
I know the treatment for this is rest, but can anyone suggest some strategies to prevent a recurrence? Or is it just a phase my body is going through and it will eventually go away on its own?