I think I'm finally on track (no pun intended). Last Tuesday I decided to forget about interval training and just run a mile straight (on a treadmill). I took an ice bath when I got home but I was still in agony the next few days! My calfs were killing me! On top of the usual pain I have on the interior of my legs about 4 inches above my ankle. By Saturday I was feeling fine so I went for a 2.25 mile run from my house. I ran the first mile, walked .25 miles, then ran the last mile. Turns out that is a perfect loop around my "block". I was sore after but nothing like after that first time. So Today I did another 2.25 on the treadmill running 1 mile, walking .15, then running 1.1. These are the farthest distances I have EVER run in my life. My pace is pretty much a snails pace (needing to average in the walking doesn't help) but I can't even imagine how I am ever going to get faster!
Have I ever talked about my high school running days?