I had the last physio session on my calf yesterday and while there is still some tenderness following manipulation i'm good to go, provided I ramp back up (distance and pace) gradually. I have eased back over the last week starting with a short 2 mile j0g and increasing to a 5.5 mile run @ 07:45 pace on monday morning. As my next race (9.5k leg of the Lough Ine Challenge) is still 3 weeks away I have a bit of time to increase my running fitness. A 2.5 mile test run on the treadmill yesterday shows how much my fitness has fallen away over the last few months (heart rates for various paces).
A few more of these tests over the coming weeks should show some gains. With tri season started I have managed to get out on the bike a bit more and while I certainly haven't replaced my running time with cycling I have noticed some improvements over the last few weeks. My swim times in the pool seem to be improving also with my last 2 standard training sessions coming in under 29 minutes for 1500m for the first time this year - probably more to do with being more rested from lack of running than anything else.