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I'm entered in this years London marathon and have one or two issues.I'm not a runner to start with but have ran a half marathon in 2009 with virtually no training finishing in 1hr 49mins. I have degenerative disc disease which often leaves me struggling in everyday things after a run.
My main problem is I went for my first run on Friday, took it easy, 5 miles on wet sand in around an hour. I warmed down and stretched out afterwards and my calves were ruined the next day, they hurt to stand up or even touch them.
The main reason for this I think is I was making a concious effort to toe strike to help save the back (which was fine). I've never ran like this before and realise now an hour might have been too much using the legs differently.
My main question is "where do I go from here?" I've got 3 months so need to get myself sorted soon. Do I heel strike, toe strike or no strike? Will my legs adjust in this time or should I go back to my usual heel striking?
Any ideas appreciated.