Had to take a break from the programme, since completing stage 2 of week 6 I've developed a soreness at the top of my left leg at the back, don't know how it happened, anyone else had this problem 😕 don't want to give up.
Pit Stop: Had to take a break from the programme... - Couch to 5K
Couch to 5K
Have you tried slow jogging/walking does it still get sore ?
Still sore when jogging or walking.
Have you tried pre run stretches? Some people swear by these I do and don't sometimes I'll jog to warm the legs up.....
Do you stretch after every run as recommended and linked to in the guide to the plan?
Stretching immediately after every run, nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/h... while muscles are still warm and supple, pulls out contractions, avoiding carrying tensions into the next run and also improves recovery by improving blood flow, as recommended in the guide to the plan.
Many people do not hold their stretches for long enough or put enough effort in. Hold post run stretches for 30 seconds and make sure the pull is strong enough to be on the verge of discomfort.
Hope it doesnt hold you back too long, maybe just rest it a bit longer, i know it's probably very frustrating!
I can recommend the calf stretches numbered 3, 4, and 5 here:
You might have pulled your calf muscles. Rest an extra day or two.
If the soreness doesn't ease in a few days, or it gets worse, it may be necessary to see a professional.
Thanks for that.
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