I noticed soreness in my right calf Sunday afternoon following that morning's 16 mile effort. Nothing during the run, which was uneventful, indicated that something was amiss. As usual I didn't take it very seriously and didn't bother to ice it.
This morning it was still pretty sore so I decided not to mess around. I went to the drug store and purchased an ice bag and a chemical ice pack. I failed to turn on my ice maker in my apartment refrigerator when I moved in two months ago! Even though I could do the easy 3 I had planned for Monday I didn't.
Regardless of how it feels tomorrow I'm not going to run. Too many times in the past I have rushed things and ended up making issues like the calf soreness worse. Ice and Advil are on the agenda. I'm actually looking forward to this mini-break. I'm beginning to feel really fit. Sunday's run was a breeze. At this point I just need to do the long runs because everything else is icing to the cake.
My guts tell me I should wait until the weekend before trying to run again. I've always got the exercise bike at the apartment complex fitness center if this doesn't start to feel better in a couple of days. I'm not limping but it sure is sore. Ah, the joys of age.