I started running after I discover I am putting a lot of weight.When I started running my distance keep on increasing from 2.5 km to 5.0 km.But from few days I am unable to complete even 2.5 km.There is the pain in calf muscles and what I do is jog continuously and when there is a break in momentum I stop.So, my question is why there is a drop in stamina? I have a 400 m track near my locality and i started with 5 rounds and gradually increasing with half round per day and i have arest day on sunday. It was like day 1:5 rounds day 2:5.5 rounds day 3:6 rounds day 4 :off day 5:6.5 rounds going on and on day appart from sunday i had a day off.

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  • Can you update question to include if you have rest days? Maybe include a specific schedule - day 1: 2.5km, day 2: 3km, day 3: rest, day 4: 4km, day 5: rest.
    – Craig
    Jul 30, 2017 at 16:29
  • just updated my answer.....
    – Abi Waqas
    Jul 31, 2017 at 6:19

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It sounds like you just need to let your body rest/repair a little more. Eat some protein after a run and have a rest day in between. Try it out for a week or two... This was supposed to be a comment and I don't know how to delete. Sorry!

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