I was referred here by the good people over at MoneySavingExpert that you guys might be able to give me some advice?
I'm running the c25k training for a race for life event next month. I'm up to week 4 and just did run 2 this morning.
I have done the programme before and got up to week 6 but stopped and never completed it. When I did it this previous time I had some calf pain but not as bad. I have not had a gait analysis done but I have stood on one of those machines which tell you how your feet are and mine are quite flat. So I bought some trainers that work with flatish feet. I don't have the money to buy any fancy trainers, literally. I have £5 in my purse to last me until payday at the end of the month so I'm really looking for any tips that don't involve buying new trainers. Even if that is the problem! I don't know.
So anyway I sign up to RFL and decide to start again. Like I said I'm up to week 4 and this morning when I finished the 5 minute run I honestly wanted to cry. My calves are still quite sore now. I stretch before and after a run and I've now started stretching at other random times of the day to see if that helps. I warm up and cool down.
I keep hydrated before during and after the run.
I'm really at a loss. I want to be able to do this but my calves just hurt too damn much at the moment. I maybe slightly *cough* overweight which isn't helping I'm sure but I was hoping this programme might assist with this as well.
Any advice gratefully received.