Posted: 11/07/2016 at 18:15
Like others have said it sounds like balls-to-the-wall-max-effort post run pain to me.
I tend to follow the a routine and I find it helps. My long runs are on Sunday and I usually pace about 80% effort. On Monday I rest and then on Tuesday I will go for a very short and light jog and combine with some stretching, strength or yoga type exercise.
The rest of the week I will do a few more runs at higher intensity but shorter distance than my long runs.
When training I always have a nice dull ache in my legs but it always feels like a nice tiredness. I would never call this actual pain.