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    VFFs and Inclines

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    I live where it's flat. Very, very flat.

    We went to Carlsbad Caverns on Sunday. We walked down into the cave, then around the Big Room.

    My calves are still tight and hurting. BS's are as well (he also has VFFs).

    Any suggestions for:
    1) Making the owie go away
    2) Preparing for next time
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    1)Massage, tylenol, and time. Maybe a heating pad if it were oven temp outside.
    2)No clue.
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    Calves are tight? Stretch them.

    Preparing for next time? Walk inclines, hills, jump around some, climb a tree or two. It sounds like your ankles might be a bit weak and calves under used maybe, better yet, go back to the caverns and walk around more.
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    That's an interesting theory...my ankles are definitely stronger than they used to be, as evidenced by the fact that I haven't sprained one in a while (I've done it standing still on a flat surface before).

    I was probably also wearing hiking boots last time we went there.

    I have been working on stretching and contracting my calves just by pointing and flexing my toes.
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    Keep wearing the shoes.
    Sprint in them. (Sprinting is like running, but fast and on your toes.)

    Your calves will continue to get sore until they get strong enough to meet the level of exercise that you are giving them.

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    Do lunges for a warm up ... slowly down and hold. Get your muscles and tendons warm.
    I live in a VERY hilly area and my calves feel like lead sometimes - use compression socks or stirrups. The recovery is a lot quicker - keep them on for a good half hour after finishing your activity. Also, when walking, let your ankle go slack as you lift and re-place your foot.

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