I'm trying to determine how much my Parkinson's is responsible for me bodys reaction to exercise.
I was officially diagnosed in October 2014.
When training for the New York marathon in 2003, my calf muscles would occasionally cramp up after say 10miles. One day, after a particularly hard session the previous evening, my calf cramped up so badly that I couldn't walk. Ultimately I was treated for tendonitis in my achilles but here's the crunch ... despite recovering a lot of my fitness by cycling and walking, when I tried to run again, my calf broke down (badly) after less than a mile.
I'm coming round to thinking that this is "condition related" rather than any particular bio-mechanical anomoly (or gait/technique for that matter), and wondered if any other runners, or ex-runners even, have had similar experiences?
A little worryingly, I had a calf cramping episode when cycling this week - the first time it's happened on the bike.