This week ups the pace!. I struggled. In fact the first 5 minutes I developed a horrid cramp like pain in my left calf. Very uncomfortable indeed. I had to stop and walk. I think I done about 4 out of 5 minutes. The next 3 minute run was a challenge due to this. However I managed to run the last 5 minutes through to the end. So overall not the success I imagined. It was no other than a struggle if I'm honest and my left calf is still very tender. Not sure if I should repeat this day or continue and see how it is at the end of the section. However the reality is I haven't ran like this since I was in my early 20's so that's a plus if nothing else. No gremlins while running but a few palp's since I've been home. Always gets the warning lights flashing on the brains dash board! ..
W4R1 Slight disappointed! + Gremlins - Couch to 5K
Couch to 5K
Perhaps rest your leg until the soreness eases, and then move onto the next run. You only missed a minute so that still counts as a success. I get the palpitations spooking you, I have the same problem!
Move on to the next run but make sure your calf is comfier before you go out again.
Because the runs are the same I would only say repeat if you couldn't complete all sections still come run 3. I couldn't, I repeated the whole week!
Well done, it is a big increase in running time.
Good luck for the next one
I'd take an extra rest day or two while that calf heals up. Then get out there and repeat the run. You'll smash it next time.
Take a rest...calm the brain...ease the calf..and get on out there when you are ready ☺
I've got tight calves and am doing lots of stretches and heel drops to try and strengthen and increase flexibility. Worth a go when the soreness passes?
Agree with digger74. The only time I suffered pain in my c25k journey was when I didn't stretch and when I didn't warm up properly (try and make that 5 minute walk as brisk as you can and towards the end of it try to extend your stride length. even now, 6 months after finishing c25k I make sure I start and end with a brisk five min walk (thank you Laura)