Feeling deflated having had to give up on the first run of week 8. Since I started the longer runs I've really been feeling it in my legs for three or four days afterwards - muscles in my thighs in particular. I'm guessing this is just a result of them being worked harder than they have for many years. As a result I've gone from running every other day to leaving a two and then three days in between. My last run was Wedensday and I've had a twinge in my right thigh since then. Thought it would ease off when I started running tonight but it was actually too painful to run. So I've given up and came home feeling deflated.
Question is, if I leave it for say a week until my legs are no longer sore at all, am I likely to see any of the progress I have been making recently reversed, or should I be able to pick up again where I left off?
Am thinking about having gait analysis to see if there are issues with my shoes (which are reasonably good but possibly not right for me).
Am I just going to have to cut down the number of runs per week until my legs strengthen a bit? Wondering if I should do some other exercises meantime to try and help that process.