Now in the winter I made a training plan to hit 50-55 (probably closer to 50) and I'm in my 7th week of this plan. I hit 50 for the first time two weeks ago and would have the week after, but I did not have time for my scheduled long run so I ended up only running 46. Last week was my first week with two workouts (speed on the track tuesday and longer strength intervals on friday). I was defiantly feeling the workouts last week and took that saturday off then did 11 miles (in a double since i couldn't do a long run that day either). Yesterday I did 12k at a moderate pace and today I did a double of hill sprints and an easy 5k run about 6hrs after the workout and my legs feel terrible.
(Sorry for the explaining, but id rather give too much info than too little)
So my pains: my lower calves/upper achilles went through a period of being incredibly tender and sore while running. my left knee goes in and out of being sore. the insides of my quads have been really tender lately, as have the outsides of my quads, today about an hour after the second run I felt the most concerning pain. on the upper part of my right thigh the part that like connects to the hip i think really hurts and i cant really extend my leg backwards or forwards in a running motion without noticeable and uncomfortable pain.
Any advice would be much appreciated because I'm just really scared I'm getting myself injured, but since I'm a first time distance runner I don't know if this is just the pain that comes with starting back up at distance running. I've been stretching and using the stick religiously, but I haven't done any icing or anything (i know big mistake). Anything anyone knows/has had experience with would be greatly appreciated