Have you ever experienced pain from running? Then you need to wake up to some facts. Your pain is a perilous condition if neglected. You need to give some attention to some major muscle groups in the calves if you experience pain from running.
The two main muscle groups that need to be addressed are: Gastrocenemius and the soleus. Most of your fellow running partners know the calf stretch exercise in which you essentially stand and push against a wall. While doing your stretch, keeping the knees straight or bending them makes a whole world of difference. If you keep the knees in a straight manner while you are doing those calf stretches then you are allowing the gastrocenemius muscles to stretch. If you do the same running stretches with your knees bent then the soleus muscles stretch. Most of your fellow runners are not completely aware of this difference and this plays an vital role.