I'm new to being an "athlete" but am enjoying it very much! My recovery time is amazing thanks to 811lfrv and I feel powerful when I exercise, like I never have before.
Yesterday I tried "barefoot running" in my new barefoot-like shoes. It was GREAT! It took me about a mile and a half to get used to it but I was only able to go two miles before my calves wouldn't let me go any further. I knew this would happen because of using a totally different muscle group but what I didn't expect....
I CAN HARDLY WALK RIGHT NOW! Getting up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night felt impossible, like I would never make it. Every step is painful.
My question is, what can I do to speed up my recovery time? When can I run again? Do I need to wait for the pain to go away entirely or can I try again later today or tomorrow? As I said, I'm new to exercise so I'm just not sure how to approach it.