Quick introduction. I started C25K just over five weeks ago and have been focussing on mid-foot running as I have had knee problems when I've tried heel running previously.
After a few sessions my calves started to ache quite a bit so I did a lot of stretching and resting between runs. Low level discomfort continued with each section but that's all it was until....
Last Tuesday I was just starting week 4 and on my first three minute run of the session when I got a real jabbing pain in my left calf. It was quite clear I couldn't keep running so I limped home, swearing as I went. I felt round the muscle and prodded where the pain was and it didn't feel any worse so I figured, rest, elevation and ice?
I also rubbed in some Ibuprofen gel which worked really well.
I've been gently exercising it up for a week now and intend to GENTLY restart Week 1 again tomorrow as I don't want any more setbacks.
Your thoughts and any ideas/recommendations would be welcome as I intend to make this work and get myself to the local Parkrun asap.