I'm 46 with about 4 stone to lose. I'm determined that this time, I'll crack C25K - last time I got to the second week but then I was stupid, ran through my rest days and ended up with very painful bursitis that made it difficult to stand up and sit down and took almost two weeks to go away completely.
W1D1 was fine, but I've just finished W1D2 and I was feeling significant tightness in my lower front leg muscles, from sort of halfway between the knee and the foot down to the foot. Not actually painful as such, but uncomfortable and demotivating to the point that I thought I might have to stop running and walk. I slowed right down to a really plodding jog and managed to get through it OK.
What exercises can I do on my rest days to target those muscles and warm them up? Right now, I know that it's going to be those muscles that will hold me back - I'm pretty sure I've got the stamina to keep pushing through otherwise.
Thanks for any suggestions!