Saw the doc, he said I'm not "hurt" just tight and sore, and should take a little time off. ok doing that mostly anyways. Since I was last on here I've gained 15 lbs maybe a few more haven't been on a scale in a bit. I've gotten a lot stronger but wasn't doing any real speed work until 2 weeks ago. played ultimate frisbee, kept up with the fastest kid in the league. next two days my achilles tendons (right one in particular but both) hurt like crazy. I'm getting faster, I need to get faster, I'm 6'5" I ought to be the fastest person around, I workout 6 to 8 times a week, running 3 to 4. I'm getting ready to go to afghanistan so I have some serious motivation to improve. I have a serious aversion to avoidable deaths. and death in general (don't mind dyingn but bleeding out sounds like a bad time) Docs advice calf raises..... I laughed at him. I've never seen anyone do the weight I do on those (i'm sure there are exceptions, but apparently 250 lbs is a good bit added on to my weight) any suggestions on how to strengthen it up. I was doing basically sprints for an hour + and now I'm kinda limping cause it doesn't move smoothly until I've gone a 100 yds.walking. would something like calf raise toes pointed out, then toes pointed in help stengthen this up or am I just going to have to keep doing this and keep getting stronger and it will catch up shortly? Everytime I've had a problem yall have given good advice so thanks in advance.