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Hoping for some help with my problem. I've been following the NHS Couch to 5k program on and off. I generally run once a week, sometimes 2 or 3. But I'm generally fit and active, and if I don't go running it's because I have gardening to do, or choose a bike ride instead.
The problem is I'm stuck at week 4. This involves something like walking for 5 mins, running for 3 mins, walking 90 secs, running 5 mins, walking 2 mins, running 3 mins, walking 90 secs, running 5 mins, walking 5 mins. It's that last 5 mins running that I just can't do! My calf muscles ache so much. I'm not too tired, but just in pain. I've tried slowing down a little and it's getting a bit better, but not much. Just before the last 3 min run on my usual route, there's a big hill to climb. The timing works so that I walk up the hill. But then when I start to run, the trouble starts. I'm going to try this along the canal towpath to see if avoiding hills helps, but I'd be glad to hear any other suggestions.
BTW, I'm 47, healthy weight and generally fit and active.
Thanks in advance for your help...Carrie