I finished week 9 about 3 weeks ago. It actually took me 10 weeks because I did it all on a treadmill but ran outside around week 6 and pulled a calf muscle. At week 9 I ran outside again and pulled the same muscle again, and since then I've ran outside 3 more times and pulled a muscle every single time, including just now when I didn't even make it past my next door neighbour before it went ping (the other leg this time). I've tried stretching, warming up then stretching, cross training then stretching, everything I can think of. It's really frustrating because I WANT to run and can't, because I'm hobbling about like an old man! I missed our local park run and Sport Relief, both of which I wanted to do, because I'm permanently crippled. I have to say, I've always had the weediest skinniest legs imaginable. No, really. My partner calls me "chicken legs" and so-called friends have made jokes about bits of string hanging out of my shorts (my legs again) so maybe I just need to build them up more on the treadmill before venturing outside? They do look *a bit* better than they did, and I had no problems on the treadmill whatsoever. Perhaps I need some compression socks?
Anyway, sorry for the rant, I just needed to vent my frustration!