I've started the C25K a couple of timessince the winter but can never manage more than a few runs before I get quite intense pain in my calf muscles. I'm stretching/warming up before running, stretching afterwards, I've got a roller, I've had my shoes checked in more than one place and I'm doing calf strengthening exercises but it still keeps happening.
I'm desperate to be able to join my friends on their 5K+ runs and I'm getting quite down at the thought it may not happen.
I weigh a bit more than I should but I'm trying to sort that out and I'm swimming and doing exercise DVDs to try and maintain at least some levels of fitness but I want more!
Has anyone else had a similar experience and managed to overcome it? Any further ideas on what I can do?
I never thought I'd say this but I want to be a runner!