After an unpleasant experience with step stone on Sunday in which I was going overly quickly, I rested up and went out for a gentle run today.
I plodded along at a really comfortable and not at all fast pace as I didn't want to push my calf that had been niggling and stiff after my step stone. All was well and I was enjoying my new running playlist when I reached the bottom of the hill that marks half way a round my 5k circuit. As soon as I took my first step on the incline my calf immediately tightened up and shouted at me.
I had to stop and it was very uncomfortable and sore to walk on. I hobbled back home (it had to happen half way through when I was furthest from home!) and a very tentative gentle stretch helped a little. I suspect I came back too early and am now thinking I will miss my next run completely which will give me 4 days of rest.
I am really disheartened as I managed all of C25K with no problems and now I am really struggling. I am somewhat scared that this strain will put me off and I wont come back. I may have to rest up and then come back to an earlier C25K week but I want to get back to running and enjoying the challenge again.