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Question by Sore Guy
Submitted on 9/1/2003
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I began running about two months ago. For several weeks, I ran by myself along a track. I felt myself improve quickly. But, a week ago, I joined a cross country running group. I have to keep up, and run up hills, which are things I'd never done before. So, I find today when I went out to run my normal track run, that although I am cardiovascularly more fit, my calves were agonizing sore after just a few laps, which is something that had never happened before to me. So, it seems like my training has had a negative impact on my running ability. For all the effort I've been putting into the cross country thing, this is exactly how I don't want to benfit. Will someone please explain why I seem weaker after more exercise.
I had a rest day between the last day of the cross country and today's run, if that's relevant.

Answer by bob
Submitted on 3/31/2004
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you're stupid


Answer by Medical Department (MSC)
Submitted on 5/4/2004
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Well soreguy, BOB hit the nail right on top of the head. It couldn't have possibly been a better strike actually. But Back to you. You have two alternatives here.
1. You can go to the hardware store, purchase a tiny garden shovel, and shove that thing up your ass, and just try to complete one lap.
If that fails...
2. Grab the nearest .50 Desert Eagle and... well you know......

Your friends at MSC =]


Answer by runforChrist
Submitted on 10/11/2004
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Man these guys are wrong, espec the one the Desert Eagle idea..

You know, i have sore calves too, and my condition is similar to yours. My only guess is overtraining... and not enough sleep or rest. Well God be with you, hope we all get well.

Just praise God for all we have...


Answer by Haz
Submitted on 5/15/2005
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medical department my ass. sore guy, u just need 2 take it a bit slower before u go on2 cross country just yet. ur used 2 running flat,  so go 4 a run round the neighbourhood and get used 2 running Xtreme. let ur body adapt. if u fink this advice is wank, take a look at wot the others gave u... gud luck!xxx


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