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  1. I started to get tight calves when I started running, so I iced them when I got back. It took about 2 days for them to feel better. I told my son and through his high school track training he told me to drink water. I'm really bad at hydrating, even in the summer, so I started drinking the water and found it helps greatly. It's hard to keep drinking but I'm making myself do it - so far it's working.

  2. Welcome new runners!

    To make myself stay motivated I entered a 5k in March, so, being a competitive person I have to keep training otherwise I won't be ready for the race. Failure is not an option! Just started W3 and the 3 min run wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, having music helps me enormously.

  3. Hi Slopok! The hardest part, for me anyway was getting out the first time. Once you've done that it will get easier. Yes it hurts at first but you'll feel so much better just getting outside in the fresh air. If you want to buddy up let me know. We all need encouragement sometimes and it's nice to share the ups and downs with someone - especially the ups! I can give you my email if you want.

  4. W2 D2 - feeling a little discouraged as my left calf muscle tightened up really badly during the 3rd run portion of the workout. I stretched well before I started and during the walking it was fine. As soon as I started running it started to get tight. Last year I started this program and never had a problem so why this time round? I'm having to take a few days off now. My son told me it may be because I'm not hydrated enough, through his track training at school they are told to sip water throughout the day. I'm entered in a 5k on March 12th. I hope I can do it.

  5. Just finished W1. Towards the end of day 2 and 3 my left calf muscle tightened up but I pushed through to the end and iced it when I got back home. I'm hoping as I progress this will go away. In between day 2 and 3 I walked the dogs in the hills with no problems but the running seems to activate that tightness. Anyone else at the same stage as me that would like a running buddy? I've also just signed up for a 5k on March 12th

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