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I'm trying to start running properly so I can enter a few races and see how i do. However i'm finding it hard to start, i'm a fairly fit person, not overweight, not extra fit. I have played football most of my life and go to the gym 5 times a week.
However, i find when running, i barely get a mile into the run before i have so much lactic acid build-up or pain in my calves that i have to stop and walk, i can run again after about 5 minutes of walking but it just gets worse.
I have a decent pair of running shoes, i stretch before and after I run so im not sure what i'm doing wrong, this affects me both on treadmills and when running outdoors.
Is this just because i'm not used to running? Again, any advice is greatly appreciated.