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I have a pain in my lower calves when I'm running and make it through only the 1st of 6 runs.  I start to run each of the other 5 but I don't make it to the beep  I'm wearing compression and stretching before. I wonder if I needed a slower pace program.  I'm getting discouraged.

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I had similar issues. I would start each run, but I found myself stopping the run at around 60 seconds (or less sometimes). Out of 6 runs in the daily workout, I've probably made it all the way through at least 4 of them and at least started the other 2. I wasn't sure myself if I should progress to the next level since it didn't feel like I fully finished the previous level. I guess what I do is look at what the next week is going to throw at me and try to figure out if its something that I think I can handle.

Currently, I started Week 3 today (jog 90 seconds, walk 90 seconds, jog 3 mins, walk 3 mins, repeat). I was able to make it through the 1st 3 minute run, but when I had to start over at 90 seconds again, I only made it about 45 seconds before I had to walk again. Week 4 looks to be pretty grueling. I have 2 more days in week 3 so I'm probably going to be repeating week 3 again until I can make it through the 3 minute run and the 90 second run.

Are you running too fast? Is the pain in lower calves what makes you stop running? Have you tried fast walking when it gets hard? I know I had really bad pains in week 1 and even week 2. I know I just started week 3, but I notice a difference. The pain is still there, but it's not as bad.

Keep going. Even a little bit of progress is still progress.

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