I had a massage appointment with Adam after work today. He was pleased with how much less tight my hamstring and calf are and, even though there is still a residual sore spot in my calf, he agrees with Julie the Physio that this is an adhesion that will work itself loose with stretching, massage, and actually using the muscle.
I mentioned to Adam that my gluteus medius, at the point where it attaches to the iliac crest, was feeling quite tight again. This is the same pain that sent me to Claudio in the first place, well before any calf or hamstring strains, and I'm annoyed that it has resurfaced with only a very little bit of running. Adam identified general tightness throughout the muscle and did his sports massage thing on it. This hurt, but not as much as it did when I first started seeing him; at that point, he couldn't even touch that area because it was so sore.
|A chocolate-cappucino blancmange.|
So what's next? For now, I'm just going to stick with my mile jogs and not even think about the 10k, two half-marathons, and marathon that I plan on doing in the next year. Slow and sensible, that's me!