So I used to run 10-15k as a teenager...stopped age 21 when I had my first daughter, then 2 more children followed and haven't run since (eldest is now now 8!).
I downloaded the C25K app and had a go at week1...wow I'm so unfit!!
I got to the end of run 3 and was feeling quite sick! I'm covering roughly 3.5k in the time (including the 5min warm up and cool down) but I can see this increasing gradually as I run more and walk less.
Couple of questions:
Has anyone got any good recommendations for calf stretches? My calf is very tight-currently stretching before by putting hands against wall and bending one leg forwards whilst keeping other straight then swapping, and again after, and following with a shower straight after run. Any better recommendations?
My other question-I regularly walk at the weekends with the children, doing roughly 3-6miles (5-10km) both days along country paths/hills/fields etc. and wouldn't want this to stop as they love it-however this week I did my runs on Tues, Thurs and Sat...followed by a 6mile walk Saturday too, then a 4 mile walk on Sunday...am I likely to do some leg damage doing this or is it just my body getting used to the running this week?
Thanks for any advice