W4R1 was agony for me. My calf muscles were extremely painful before the second run. I had an additional rest day imposed on me and did R2 this morning. Cold breeze but dry, however I really was not looking forward to more pain.
Stuck at it and would not allow the gremlin on my shoulder to stop me. Did the warm up walk fine but had to wait for the traffic to clear so I could cross the main road - and cooled off a lot. Determined to do every run completely. Also ran on the opposite river bank for a change and found it a much safer surface to run on, which helped. I did all of the runs absolutely fine and no repetition of the awful aching calf muscles. YAY! Must admit that the last 5 minute run was a huge challenge but just slowed the pace and managed it. The wind was on my back for the last section which was good.
The 1 mile walk home was slow but I concentrated on my posture and that helped. I am beginning to notice little things like I can run up stairs without getting breathless and I walk into town in next to no time. Something is improving but I must say a lot of this is in your head. Tell yourself you CAN do this and you will.
A huge thank you to all the bloggers - you really do make a difference to us with your encouragement and support.