Hi all. I’ve just started C25K and W1R1 went well! However, I stretched and had a rest day between runs, but my calves hurt so much during yesterday’s W1R2 that I only managed to complete 4 of the 8 minute runs. I kept up the brisk walk the whole way around, but obviously feel I need to repeat that run and finished it feeling a bit disheartened.
I’ve never been a runner. I have very short hamstrings and have been inactive for about two years due to a surgery, so it’s possible I just need to build my strength up again slowly, but I was wondering if anyone had been in my position and had any advice?
I’m planning on resting today and attempting W1R2 again tomorrow night.