I haven't been running regularly since about september. Although I have been doing 2-3k on the treadmill 4 times a week during this fallow period.
I'm really struggling running outdoors though. I stopped running as I think I over did it and started getting calf niggles. I have always had calf niggles and shin splint like tenderness which have always effected my running enjoyment. But no amount of squats, calf raises etc in the gym has ever really helped.
That aside though I don't want to lose what I gained from running, but I am struggling to just get back out and running. It's not a lazyness problem, I think as I do 2hrs 4 times a week in the gym and I used to also run 3+ times a week minimum. If anything as the running reduced, I have just done more in the gym.
To that end I went out to run(outside) last night and my calfs were knackered, so had to return back indoors after less than 1k. Being -1 and wearing a t-shirt did help mind you lol.
The day before I had done 20mins on the treadmill doing sprints at 4k per min. Which is the problem I have with treadmills, in that I find them so boring and not really running, I just end up upping the speed until I outrun myself lol.
Maybe I need to restart with the c25k program as i'm not sure my mental position would allow me to complete 5k outdoor at the moment.