Completed my first run yesterday and I was knackered. Some serious muscle aches and tightness today. I don't think of myself as being particularly unfit and up until a year ago would go to the gym 3 times a week doing about 20km on the bike, 10km on the rowing machine and some weight work. New job meant that my old gym was a 15 mile drive out of my way so I cancelled my membership. I want to do something now that doesn't mean paying £35 a month so thought I would give running a try. I'm getting married next year and my 2 bridesmaids are serious runners so thought it might give us something to do together too.
I finished the first run on my own yesterday but was very out of breath and had covered 3km. My legs feel like lead today from calves rights up to hips. I've always avoided running in the past as I tore my cruciate ligaments 10 years ago and have suffered with fluid on my knee and weak, stiff knees ever since. My personal trainer at the gym told me to avoid the treadmill, hence the bike and rowing machine. I was really hoping this might be the gradual start that might allow my knee to cope. Have I started too fast? Should I try new shoes? Or is this just the usual first run aches?