Our expert says:
No, unfortunately not. The muscle pain is normal. It doesn't help to know that, and I'm sure you don't want to hear that! But you're suddenly doing a new activity, and the loading on the calf muscles is completely different. Without getting too technical, your calves are landing and catching your body weight against gravity, and that's pretty demanding on the muscles.
So it will take time, so just pull back a little. And your calves will get stronger and then you'll be able to run more regularly.
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