After being nearly starved of cycling for the last three weeks I was super keen to get out Sunday. Obviously too keen. Jumped on the winter bike and immediately felt strong, so gave it a bit of a belt. Acquired a few PRs whilst out as well.
Later in the evening I started to get a little pain from my right calf muscle. Rubbed in some muscle recovery cream, thought nothing of it and went to bed. Woke up still a little sore, but carried on to work as it was only a little twinge when I walked.
Jump in the shower this morning to find a hefty great bruise on my right calf muscle.
That’s right, I’ve torn my calf.
I’ve never had an injury of this type before. Reading into it, it looks like I have two weeks off any exercise. RICE apparently, rest, ice, compression, elevation.
It’s a good job the tour is on. I’m gutted. But I suppose that will teach me to warm up properly.