Finally took the plunge and started to try and run once again. I'm 47 now and had run several half marathons in my yourth (pb in the GNR was 1 hour 45 aged 18!) but I've let all exercise slip for far too long. Endurance shouldn't be an issue for me as I've taken up cycling in the last two years and completed the London 100 mile event earlier this year but they use completely different muscles from a run!
I've made it up to week 5. I had a calf injury on week 2 and thought I was done... but took a break, inserted some gel soles inside the running shoes, kept up with stretching exercises and that did the trick... up until last night.
I was running reasonably well and was inside the final minute of the final run when the calf muscle shouted out in pain once again and the warm down walk became more of a hobble. I'm at a loss as to know what is wrong, maybe my posture? I'll try again for the second run in week 5 with tubular bandages on and see how it goes after an extra day of rest.
I've enjoyed reading all others motivational comments, making it to week 5 was an achievement in itself, I'm looking forward to taking this further.