This morning I did week 2 run 3, for the most part it was ok. I managed to do all of the runs, getting slower as they went on, but I seem to have an issue with pacing myself early doors.
After the last run my legs felt like lead again, my calves were burning and I struggled with the walk back home, let alone making it a brisk walk!
I managed to make it home and do some calf stretches, but I was in agony. It felt like I had a hot poker inside my leg at the back of the shin bone. Worst was that it would seem to ease for a bit and then come back in a wave. All of this was in both legs but worse in my left, where I've also now got pain at the top of my shin just below my knee.
Things did start to ease a little after about 20 minutes and a bit more once I made it into the shower. I popped a couple of nurofen before heading out for work and my right leg feels pretty much fine now and my left is just a bit sore at the top below the knee.
And people actually enjoy this running lark??
On the plus side, weekly weight check with the nurse at my GP today, have lost half a kilo since last week. I mentioned to her about the pain and she suggested I might need a knee support, will look into that at the weekend before my next run.
Because of the pain in my knee I'm also thinking I might need a bit more cushioning than my new Asics runners provide. Can anyone recommend some good cushioning insoles? I've been looking at Sorbothane ones on Amazon, does anybody use those?