My legs were feeling reasonable so I went out again this morning. The new shoes have definitely helped but the best bit of advice I took from everyone at the weekend was to take it easy. I slowed to the pace my muscles needed today - it did not make me breathe as hard so my lightbulb moment was the realisation that my muscles need to catch up with my cardio capability. You were all right - I overdid it last week. I would also recommend watching the Strideuk video on the nhs website if you are new to this. I found it really helpful. I really do need to learn to run not just how to achieve the distance!
I have stretched and breakfasted - just have to find the energy to take my dogs out now -sadly they are too old to join me on my journey to 5k 😔