Derek-Right now any Mark-style intense deep masgsae would mostly just increase the already ample inflammation, but once the calf calms down again I may look into his services in order to regain some reasonable dorsiflexion range of motion in my lower leg.Jason--You're the dude that bumped into Scott and I on the BHS turf one morning this fall, yeah? Fantastic ultra debut out in SF and I'm glad my blogging could provide some guidance/inspiration. It's always exciting to see someone new catch the mountain/ultra/trail bug and it seems you've got the right mindset to really find some success in it. Keep in mind that the way I do things is by no means a golden ticket to mountain success--be sure to listen to your body and make sure you're doing the kind of training that is right for you at any given time. I'm sure we'll run in to each other out on the trails sometime soon.