I posted the whole of this on my blog, but suffice it to say I did a little too much too soon doing some uphill work with already tight calves. I think I have a mild case of shin splints. Not painful, but I had a weird sensation like a stretched nerve, if that makes sense. I have been doing some wall stretches as well as some stretches for the soleus and gastroc which seemed to loosen the calf and also eased the sensation; massage and icing as well. My question is: given a few days off, could I expect to go jogging on relatively level ground, or am I just asking for it? Also, would applying heat either to the area or the calves before I go (to loosen things up) be a good idea, or just a normal warm-up walk? I know from reading that nowadays, for acute problems, ice alone is recommended, but older wisdom was ice then heat, so just clarifying. Thanks. John T.