Following my schedule precisely so far in terms of distance. Another 2 miler today but went intentionally a bit faster and decided to hit Drove End for a bit of a trail run and also a few hills. Managed just over 10 mins per mile.
Had a good stretch and some ibuprohen gel on the calf before going and it seemed to loosen up nicely after half a mile. Booked in however next Fri to have a sports massage and get a professional opinion. To me it feels like the muscle has lots of knots in it. It doesn’t feel bad enough not to run but is instead a nagging pain that hasn’t cleared up with rest. Hopefully a painful sports massage will rectify it.
Also tried experimenting with a Lucozade gel on route, made me feel a bit queasy, water with it next time I think. Might be good when I get into the longer runs.