I did my second run this morning (got in just before the rain started - thankfully). I have to say it felt harder. Yesterday was my "rest" day but I did a lot of garden work - demolishing a rockery, shifting lots of stone and digging. So my calves felt tight before I started.
I was determined because of this that I'd consciously go slower to compensate but by doing that I felt my stride shortening and was almost flopping my feet, which in turn made my calves hurt even more. I'm pleased to say my breathing was fine and I did another run without needing my inhaler. But I did have to drop to a quick march on a couple of the runs due to the cramps.
Both runs I've done have been in Nike Airmax type trainers that I bought primarily for netball (I help out with the netball team at school) or the gym. I feel like I'm needing more cushioning under my heel to stop the jarring and tightening in my calves.
I do have a history of shin splints and cramps when I skate (I also play roller derby) which I have to stretch and work through, especially when it's cold.
I'd love any advice from people who have had similar.
Thanks in advance