Today I ran W4R1. I had been struggling with a bit of calf pain and "oh look, its raining...maybe I'll not go!" but I got out there...and loved it!!
I think I'd been put off by struggling through W3R3. I completed it, but was just a bit 'meh' about the whole thing.
I bought a foam roller with exercise DVD at the weekend to try and help with the calf pain, and although I didn't notice the difference at the time, today it was like I had new legs! The roller has obviously done something! I recommend giving it a go if you are a fellow calf pain sufferrer rather than reaching for the compression socks! (Its cheaper too!).
I have also discovered that I love running in the rain!! Its such a great feeling. Maybe winter running won't be so bad.
I'm also 23 days smokefree.