In the four weeks since I started C25K, it feels like I've had one problem after another. I've had tight calf muscles, pain in the backs of my thighs, a bad stomach, knee pain, breathing problems, headaches after almost every run. And now I've just had to abandon my first run of week 5 half way through, due to pain in my heel which I fear might be Achilles tendonitis.
The thing is, I don't understand why this is happening. I'm 38, a healthy weight, and I'm reasonably active - I do yoga once or twice a week, and until a couple of months ago I was cycling to work almost every day. What's making it even more frustrating is that I used to run about 15 years ago, and had none of these problems. In fact, I did an entire 5k run with almost no training - which seems utterly impossible now.
I knew starting to run wasn't going to be easy, but I didn't think it would be this difficult. My mind is willing, but my body keeps letting me down. Has anyone else had this many problems? And does it get better?