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Calves are sore and I don’t know why

calves Nov 21, 2010

Saturday I took the day off and today was the last game for the CPUC Lancaster fall league.  Occasionally I will still get DOMS from a very hard lifting session, but I do not get sore immediately following workout--except for today.  My calves were burning after the game.  I have no idea why.  Could it be due to lack of proper fueling or hydration before the game?  Or is it because I have been playing less and doing fewer workouts in cleats on grass?  I just played in PADA MOSH last weekend and did a lateral movement workout in cleats on Wednesday.  It is hard for me to accept that my calves have already become de-conditioned in response to a soft surface.

Whatever the reason, I do know that my calves need work.  If anything is sore after a tournament, it is my right calf.

In the past I've poo-pooed the idea of jump rope training thinking it would be better to spend that time running.  I may have to rethink that bias.  Clearly I need to do something differently.

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