So my husband has started the c25k programme secretly behind me. He's just started week 3, I'm finishing week 6 tomorrow and I found out today as he's really hurt his calf. It wasn't the way I was meant to find out!
He has found the 1st 2 weeks quite easy and is a reasonably fit 51 year old, who cycles and walks regularly but didn't run/jog before this. He's always had tight calves. He has also been using my calf foam roller regularly to loosen up his calves.
Anyway he had just finished the warm up walk, he'd jogged for his 1st 3 min run them felt a mild twinge, like a pinch, in his calf so slowed down. He did another 10 paces walking then it got tighter. He had to hobble back home in pain. He has rested it, iced it regularly and kept it elevated for the rest of today. Any ideas? He's despondent and says he's thinking of giving up running.