i was warming up for a 5 mile race sunday morning; it was cold and windy. half way thru my warm-up run, my calf cramps up. :eek: (i've NEVER had this happen before). so i stretch it out, and jog some more; the more i warmed it up, the better it felt.
i run the race (PR in nasty conditions); calf felt fine. i cool down, then go to the post race area to go get a massage. i tell her my right calf is cramping; she then proceeds to POUND on it for 30 sec's to work it out.
all day it's tight, and i take a low dose muscle relaxer when i go to bed; well i wake up the next day with a HUGE bruise on my calf. i have not run on it since sunday; and plan on resting it 'til thursday, but the bruise is what i'm questioning.