I’ve been having recurring issues to my left calf since early this year when I was training with the Mid volume SS plan.
Soon after starting the plan I got a bike fit, but ended up injuring my right hip flexor because I was overcompensating for a cramp/knot in my left calf.
After recovering I’ve been using my MTB a lot more, until one day - during a holiday where I’d been walking more than usual - I pulled my left gastroc while biking.
After recovering from that too I went back to road cycling but after a bit ended up with a really tight and painful soleus in my left leg. Again, this was after a holiday where I walked a lot more than I’m used to! Strangely, running on flat ground doesn’t seem to worsen it as much as road cycling.
It’s been nearly eight months of recurring issues to my calf now, so I’d really like to get to the root of it even if it involves taking time off the bike and running to jus focus on strength and flexibility. Has anyone else been through something similar to me? What would be your best advice to break this vicious cycle?