Hi! I started c25k in May, had a three week break in week 2 due to a knee injury - my job involves standing all day (but only three days a week)- and my calves and hamstrings were like rock. Since resuming the programme, having learnt how to protect my knees, I reached week 7 with no breaks. I ran week 6, run 3 ok and then the second 25 minute run (week 7, run 1) with a day's rest in between. At the time of running I felt fine, albeit tired as it was hot. I stretch religiously after a longer cool down walk (10-15 minutes) every time. However that last run was a week ago because I have sustained another injury; it literally feels like a donkey has kicked me on the rear end and outside of the upper thigh!! Not a sciatica type pain but a deep dull ache. Resting eases it: I have just had a few days off with just gentle walking and sitting in the car. It would get worse the more walking I did. Back at work today and, after nine hours standing....ouch!! That's after a week!
Despite the frustration I know I have to let it heal.
My question is, have any fellow over 50s had a similar struggle to complete couch, and can you give me any tips? Are my old muscles going to get me to the end and, hopefully, allow me to continue running?
Sorry it's a bit of a long post!