Oh dear- I was too impatient to get that 20 minute run out of the way. I have had some right foot pain and had rested it for 2 days - then did a walk yesterday - which was OK but it hurt afterwards. This morning, I had pain below my lower calf which I shoved in a tubigrip and then ran on. oops - I am hobbling now -my own fault BUT I did manage to complete W5R3. The running was easy - it was the walking afterwards which hurt. I think I will HAVE to rest it some more now before week 6. But I am glad I got to this marker and am now able to run without the walks in between. Got the pace right as i managed to say Good Morning to all the dog walkers!
Patience is a virtue ( not mine though) - Couch to 5K
Do please learn the lesson. When you take into account that running can put up to seven times your bodyweight through your legs when running downhill, you realise that you need to nurture your body and not exacerbate injury by rushing back.
It is a rare runner who has not suffered an injury, so we all need to learn to listen to and respect our bodies and be patient.