I don't usually post my own stuff, spend most of my time reading all your posts and commenting on the odd one, thought tonight I'd pick your brains. Anyone have any advice for calf cramps? It's the first time I've had them since starting c25k but they just about crippled me tonight and I was forced to take several walking breaks during my 5mile run. I did try stopping to stretch them off which helped for all of 200m before I was back to square one I also had to roll my compression socks down as I think they just added to the problem (first time I've tried them and I won't be trying again).
On a more positive note I'm now able to run 5 miles after graduating just before christmas, I'm sure I'd be further on by now but life got in the way. My engagement, finances brothers wedding, followed by a ski holiday, booked wedding essentials for December this year, motivation loss for running and my 30th birthday has made for an interesting start to the year. As long as I can run 6 miles by June 9th for the Blaydon race and reach at least 10 by September I'm sure I'll manage the GNR
Happy running everyone!