I have graduated which I am very pleased with, however since graduation I have had nothing but problems. Firstly I seemed to do some ligament damage to my knee which took 4/5 weeks to heal. Then 25 mins into a run I had to pull up due to calf muscle pain, essentially I think I pulled a muscle. I gave it some rest time, had some massages done then tried again. Had to pull up after about 15 mins, there was tightness and discomfort there (and in the back of my thigh) and I did not want to do any further damage, I stress tightness and discomfort more of a strong niggle which felt like I would do damage if I continued. Back at it today, same tightness after 12 mins so pulled up, continued to walk the 30 mins on a steep incline which seemed to be OK.
I do all this in a controlled environment at the gym, same speeds and gradients on the machine.
On the whole I feel I completed the program with relative ease and no injury, the hardest thing was not being lazy!
I run at the end of my gym session which starts with 20 mins on the xtrainer so thoroughly warmed up and I do the 5 mins warm up on the treadmill.
I have plantar fasciitis and do a lot of stretches and have also started a bit of Yoga.
Is there anyone out there who can help please I want to get back to running!