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I've started running again (after a 25 year break!) as cross-training, with a more experienced runner from my squash club. I've really got the bug and we're planning a few half marathons this year. We're running once a week and have done the following so far (miles): 7, 6, 9, 9, 9, 4, 10.
We're running 9-10 minute miles. Cardio-wise, I feel I could run all day (hr about 130bpm), but the top outside of the thighs are sore and making me hobble for 3 or 4 days after a run. On the 10 miler, my left shin was sore for the first few miles, then the right thigh for the last 3 miles. The thighs feel bruised still after 3 days.
Is this normal for early training or do I need to change or work on something? Any advice or good books to read would be appreciated!
For info, I'm not overweight and had running shoes properly fitted for gait, etc.