I decided yesterday to get back into running and ran as I felt comfortable for as long as possible until I couldn't anymore. The thing that caused me to stop was my fitness being so poor as opposed to my muscles giving in.
I ran 2 miles which aren't great but it's been a long time so I had no idea what to expect. I ran my first mile in 6:11 and ended up doing 2.08 miles in 15:47.
Today I am quite sore, my thighs ache and walking is a bit uncomfortable because of it. But I really want to start running as much as possible and get my times down, run for longer and improve my fitness.
I weigh 143lbs (65kg) and I am 5'10 (178cm) tall but I want to lose 11lbs (5kg) because I have a bit of excess weight around my stomach - not much - but I don't have much definition there as I used to.
I was hoping to run every day after work for the foreseeable future but my soreness is something I suppose I didn't anticipate.
Is it wise to run whilst sore? I guess my body is getting used to running again but what should I do in the interim whilst they are repairing? I am really keen to improve my fitness and lose weight.