After accepting a challenge from a friend I had to run a 5K this year, so I did this on Saturday. Coming from where I started (I couldn't run 500m without a break 5 weeks ago) this clearly wasn't run solid - so I was exceptionally disappointed to get some sarcastic remarks from Basildon Park Runners such as "This is called park run not park walk" to their running buddies which really puts me off.
Anyway ever since I started running I am in agony just moving around. My shins feel like they are bruised all the way around to the point where sleeping is hard, my previously broken ankle (25 years ago) is like a balloon and my lower back is constantly aching to the point where I cant tell if its a serious injury after a run or just some weird DOMS symptom. Infact after about 3KM when my left ankle joined in the pain it actually helped my form as I wasn't favouring one side!
In general terms I am decent shape, but have only done weight training in the gym for over 10 years with very limited cardio. My weight is pretty good for my height also.
How long should these symptoms go on for? I was also disgusted with my time.