I am 18 stone and pavement running, have been since January in the form of a couch to 5k running/walking programme three times a week. Prior to that I'd got back into badminton for about 6 months playing very regularly including league matches.
Am I going to destroy myself?! I do not feel or notice any pain during runs, just calves burning, sometimes the thigh, and definitely the lungs burning lol
Afterwards and the day after I am sore and achy, but it's fine and almost satisfying. My knees do feel sort of softly sore if I take the time to single them out quite a lot of the time. There is the odd extra twinge of increased soreness sometimes. I do get painfully sore shins but that goes away quickly.
They also click and crunch audibly, not during running, but if I'm squatting and getting up or bending them etc but they've done that for ages...there's no pain associated with it, it's just freaky.
Am I going to do permanent damage or will my body get used to it as I am doing it three times a week every week? Unfortunately I really do believe that running is one of the few things that will help me lose the weight I need/want to. If all goes well I intend to be 12/13 stone by New Year.
If it helps for some bizarre reason I am mega flexible and generally can stretch and bend better than fit thin types!
Thanks for any thoughts