W3R2 this morning, and early it was as I set out at 6am. On the whole it was easier than run 1 for sure and I was pleased to have something in the tank to fight through the second 3 minute run. Endurance is definitely going in the right direction.
But, I'm still getting niggles in my left calf and no matter how much stretching I do they aren't really going away. I tore my left calf 18 months ago and while it is compleely recovered, I do 'nurse' it a bit and I'm paranoid of re-injuring it. The niggles are like a build up or ache that can turn into what feels like cramp. I don't feel as though the muscle is going to give way but it is distracting me as I do the runs and as I mentioned in a previous blog, they're worse when walking than running for some reason.
Now I've had my gait measured and got some cracking running shoes that are like mini duvets they're that comfy. I used to dance in my youth so am totally into stretching and have really focused on my left leg to try and make sure all the muscles are relaxed but it's clearly not working.
Really could do with some advice on this. The jump from week 3 to week 4 is SCARY (9 mins to 16????? Are you kidding me?) I feel as though I'm starting to hit a brick wall and that my calf will be my undoing next week. I have lowered my speed; done everything that every website advises but am still having issues. Issues that totally disappear as soon as I finish the run.