I added hill sprints (short but steep) to my squat days. This was the third week of sprints. I finished squats, 1-legged DB squats, leg curls and hip sled machine. I was on sprint #4 (last week I did 22 in 15 minutes) and something bad happened in my calf. I was warmed up from the workout, but honestly I did not stretch the calves good before starting.
I don't think it is a complete tear -- as the shape of the calf is intact, but I suspect it is a partial tear. I cannot flex the calf at all without excruciating pain. I've never had this injury before. Damn -- hill sprinting days may be over. I had been doing some running on non-lifting days, so my calves should have been getting some work elsewhere.
I iced it last night and this morning with ibuprofen. I have some range of motion back in my foot that I did not have yesterday without pain (I can walk -- sort of).
I'll rest it this weekend and see how its doing Monday and decide if I need professional help. Right now, I don't think so.
Just venting -- very demoralizing to get injured. Makes me feel the years as all the coeds take over my gym with the start of school imminent. Last thing I want to do now is hobble around the gym trying to do an upper body workout. Damn.