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You say you are new to running so first and foremost your body takes time to adapt. Your running action will also be slightly different running at slow speed than when running fast or sprinting. I find I tend to have a more slouched posture when on slow runs than I do when running at race pace. It could possibly have something to do with your trainers too. ...
Since you haven't exercised at all in a while, and this is your first 2-3 mile walk, some soreness is to be expected. To reduce your discomfort, you can apply a little ice (10-15 minutes not directly to skin), stretch gently, self-massage, contrast shower (1 minute warm/hot water, 1 minute ice cold water, several times), or foam roll. The best thing you can ...
Being that you seem to be a novice at low-intensity exercise. Walking is a great step in the right direction. Exercise as simple as walking can improve cardiovascular health, increase mobility, and at 3 miles should have a positive metabolic response. Usually walking any distance is one of the easiest things a person can do but there are several factors ...
You are just not used to it. Icing the muscles will help the pain a little, same with deep tissue massages and stretching. I would suggest doing standing body weight calf raises several times a week. You can do them in the shower, 30 before you shampoo, 20 before you soap, 10 before you rinse. You can increase the sets/reps if you want to later.
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