Couch to 5K

serious calf pain has stopped running :0(

serious calf pain has stopped running :0(

Weeks 1 & 2 were fine, a little heel pain as i ran / jogged to start with, went through that. Started to actually look forward to the runs, had finally found something i could do and enjoy! Then came week 3 and the calf pain began, first in my left calf then on another run my right calf. Literally felt like my calf had turned to stone, all clenched up, could barely walk let alone run. I was then in discomfort with this for anything up to 3 days after, so rested off. Got to R1 W4 and the pain returned.

What can i do to stop this? I am stretching before the run, would this gait thing and better trainers help?


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