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One possible answer is your foot is hitting the ground. If your foot is hitting the ground at an sideways angle (i.e. the outside or inside sides of your foot are hitting the ground first) then it could put strain on your feet and calves causing pain. The best way to fix it is to get new shoes (some stores have machines that can find good shoes to fix the problem) or to go to an orthopedist.

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It tends to hurt due to the build up of lactic acid in the muscles (due to anaerobic respiration). There is also an off chance that you have pulled/strained a muscle in the calf which can cause pain. However, if you stretch properly before your run the chance of you being in pain afterwards will greatly reduce.

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