Hi !! W3 R2 complete - I don’t see how on Earth my calf muscles are going to take any more than 3 minutes ! Anyone got any tips on how to build them up more or am I running wrong, or is this normal ? My fitness is soooo much better but my legs just want to give up I am doing it on a treadmill at mo so maybe that is why as well ? I’m too scared to run outside x thanks in advance!
Help for aching legs please !!: Hi !! W3 R... - Couch to 5K
Are there lions or bears outside? You get out there and enjoy...!
The calf muscles.. they have to build up... strength and stamina exercise on rest days too is very helpful.
Then... slow and steady.. relax... land lightly.. I call it, kissing the ground with your feet... and stretch well after very single run!
Don't know if you are M or F..but these may help..
Don't be scared of running outside. I started C25K on the treadmill in the gym and was sure I'd never run outside, but actually now I find it hard to run on the machine. Outside no one actually notices you. And those that do have no idea if you've been running for two minutes or two hours (unlike the gym bunnies who know exactly how long you've been on that treadmill... actually they don't as when I'm in the gym I'm too busy coping with my own self torture to worry about what anyone else is doing).
One thing you need to work out is how slow to set the treadmill, as the slower the better. If you're outside then you just go with the slow pace of your body without having to decide on a setting.
What ever you decide to do, just take your time and believe in yourself. You can do this...!
Wow thank you so much ❤️ I have a treadmil at home so I am really not used to being in front of anyone !! I have read that running outside is better as well as it helps build up muscles due to uneven surface etc! I think I might brave it Sunday for my last run of week 3 and see how I get on xx thank you so much for your encouraging words x