I'm hitting 40 in a few months and decided to start Couch to 5K as a way to lose a bit of weight before my birthday. I'd previously followed it and got to week 3 without too much trouble but then for one reaosn or another I didn't complete the program.
On Sunday I went for my first run and got through it without too much trouble at all. I followed the podcast to the letter and I was really pleased with myself. I was looking forward to getting out again today for my second run.
However since Sunday my legs are really sore. I was putting it down to muscle ache after my first run and thought it would be fine after a day or so, however I woke up today and they were worse than ever. I definitely didn't feel like I could run. Have I made a mistake? I'm now wondering whether I should've just given it a go and seen how I got on. I'm really disappointed and feel a bit defeated.
I am overweight but do a physical job where I am on my feet most of the day, usually without any problems, so I am not completely unfit. I was just wondering if anyone has any advice about what to do regarding the pain in my legs, I'm certain it's not any sort of injury but would love to know if there's a way to minimise it? I've decided to get out there again on Saturday morning and repeat my first session so I'm really just looking for some advice and support.
Thanks in advance everyone