5.02 hilly miles, 47:10.
Calf - not cardio or anything else - made this one a chore. It's not sore or in pain - that's the silver lining - it's simply exhausted or tired or overworked or something. It feels better than Monday but going up hills I had no real "push off" power. It felt weak and a bit "dull" - kind of like a big bruise but without the "tender to the touch" part of a bruise.
I stopped four times (they're pretty obvious in Garmin Connect) briefly. The calf would feel "rested" for a few steps and then the dull blah-ness would set in again.
So again, I no longer really think I'm "injured" - the muscle just feels like perhaps a gentle strain or something, like it's just a little tired. No pain, even if I rub it vigorously. I'll continue to ice and elevate. Will use the foam roller (Trigger Point one) too.
I'm not proud of this effort today, but I'll take it, if you know what I mean. It's not a flat loop (the one side is - I'm glad I took the tougher half to start).
Happy Birthday to me. I'm 34 today and I believe I'm slimmer than I was when I was 26, 27.
Here's a picture I took before I ran around the lake: