I'm absolutely gutted! I am a week off finishing the program but had still planned on trying to run the full 5k, but now I'll be lucky to run any!
Everything was going well on Sat, I ran the furthest I've ever ran at 2.3 miles and felt great. Then I tried to go out yesterday and as soon as I started running I could feel the pain. The backs of my calves were really right too. I ran a mile then decided to stop before I did anymore damage and had an ice bath when I got in. I've been stretching and icing since and also took some ibuprofen.
I had planned on running on thurs but now I think I should rest it before Sun.
I know what's caused it...over zealous beginner, running on concrete and most likely unsuitable trainers
I'm planning on having my gait analysis done but can't really afford the cost of new trainers until next pay day so was putting off til then, and just counted myself lucky not to have any problems...til now! Serves me right I suppose!
I've been recommended KT tape for Sunday's race for life. Has anyone tried this and did it help?
I promise I'm going to invest in some proper running shoes but until I can afford them, I need some help to get through Sunday!
a very down in the dumps Jefna!