Couch to 5K

W4 R2

My calves were really screaming at me to stop running, today was not a good run.

Guess I am still a little dehydrated from yesterday, considering Monday's run was so good, I wasn't expecting too many problems especially with the weather turning cooler and the slightly spotting shower we were having!

The first 3 min run nearly made me head home, my breathing had not recovered by the end of the 90 seconds walking ergo the 5 min run was not a very good one, my calves were really screaming, and considering how many beautifully coloured bruises they are growing, it was a really hard decision to just carry on and not to turn around and walk home.

By the end of the 2 and a half min walk I had recovered my breathing and walked off the pains in the calves, for the second round I decided to shorten my strides and lift my legs higher-it worked, breathing was only slightly out by the end of the second 5 min run, by the time I started the cool down walk both calves and breathing were back to normal almost immediately.

Lessons learnt for last run of the week

Keep hydrated

shorten strides


1..2..3..4..everyday I'm shuff...a.ling


You may also like...