Hi all, really enjoying C25K and amazed how well I'm doing. I am finding the runs challenging but constantly surprised how I can keep up and genuinely excieted how much my stamina has improved. My big problem is from week 1 I had really bad cramps in my Calve/calf [don't even know which it is but it hurts], so much it's the pain that is killing me not my lungs! Finished week 3 today and have kept up the whole way but tonight the pain was extreme and I could barely bend to take my shoes off, the pain seems to be spreeding to by shins too!
I am overweight and early 40's, I havn't run this much in my life and thought the pains would subsite after the first 2 weeks as my body got used to moving but it's not going away so would really appreicate any advice or tips.
I am a bit concerned as some of the blogs on week 4 say it's a massive step up and I don't want to loose motivation by moving ahead too early. Should I repeat week 3 until the pain subsides or go for week 4 and just run through the pain and give it my best shot?