SOOOOO, this year has been a super bust. After getting a sports hernia and not even missing one race two years ago, I seem to be plagued by dumb stuff this year. I overtaxed my core in June (kettlebells) and developed a severe PSOAS strain. That eventually got fxed by the chiro, but my calf strain got really, really bad. This is a chronic injury that I've had since I started running and it gets worse and better and I just have to baby it. After the BRS running clinic where I was sprinting, it just got debilitating and the coach we used suggested that it was not really my calf but a nerve impingement. The chiro had identified some lower back stuff when my PSOAS was acting up, but stopped treatment to treat the PSOAS (because I didn't believe him that my lower back was messed up since I could not feel anything). It seems that the lower back was causing the chronic calf/achilles/heel pain? It's getting better with disc decompression therapy and I can now run in the shallow end of the pool. Any suggestions for other therapies or exercises to help it along, or is this just a waiting game? I'm excited to finally have an answer for the calf problems, but this seriously sucks that I am missing the whole running season.