I have injured this calf before and normally 2-3 weeks off combined with some PT gets it back ready to run. So I proceeded down that path again and gave it a spin after 3 weeks. 50 yards into the test run and it was a no-go as the stupid calf proceeded to tighten again.
To make a long story a little shorter, I continued the PT, rode my road bike more and more, and took 2 more weeks off from running. I am now 2 weeks into running short, slow runs, 3-4 times a week. There is a little soreness but just reshaping the scar tissue. I am filling in the off days with cycling still. I am hopeful that I will be able to make it to Hood to Coast toward late August to run on one of the toe Nuun Hydration teams that are participating. I just need to be patient in my getting back into running and be smart.
So, #StupidCalf has been my favorite hashtag for the last seven weeks. I am hopeful that I can retire that hashtag in the very near future and replace it more and more with #NuunHTC!