I've only been running since June, when a friend asked if I'd do the Amsterdam 1/2 marathon (on Oct 20th) - being up for a challenge I said yes!
I've been training on average 3 times a week, building up the time I run for, varying hard & easy runs, but trying to have 1 goal each week.
On my last run I did 7 1/2 miles over a fairly hilly road route in 1 hour 5 mins - which I was really pleased with. But I suffered from pain in my hip joint.
I have previously had similar knee pains. All of these (including the hip) have gone away after a day or two of rest.
Is it just that my bones aren't used to the impact, or is there something else wrong?
Also, as a beginner, am I pushing too hard?