It is bad to kick your own ass. So I will take a lot of time off and see if I can heal up. I'll skip this weekend's cross race and make a decision by next Friday to whether I'll go to nationals. I still believe I could have a great performance there if healthy.
I still can't ride for more than 15 minutes but probably that will get better, sooner than my running will come back.
It was mentioned to me that I may have "compartmental syndrome" in the calves. It is not the first time I have heard that.