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I am progressing well since my first introduction post. I am currently on WK3 / D2 of the C25K programme.
I am running every other day and the shin pains have now stopped with only a slight ache that doesnt put me off.
The diet is also working an in the 2 weeks since commencing I have now lost 7lbs which is good as I am not on a crash diet, eating lots of carbs and protein and exercising.
When running though the insteps of my feet do hurt, I am flat footed and the shoes i have been recommended suit my running from the Gait analysis. I can only assume that becuase i have had no support on the instep before it is now being worked and stretching over the shoe and this ache will subside?
My other pain is in my knees, roughly where you would expect the cartlidge to be on the inside of the knee.
Bearing in mind I have not done exercise for over 15 years, now weigh 13st 11lbs and am 5 foot 5, i am clearly overweight.
1) Are the pains normal and are they likely to clear up after more exercise?
2) Should I just continue to run in accordance with the C25K programme?
3) Should I consider stepping up to running every day or perhaps 5 times a week to speed up my fitness and help get over the niggles? I would still only run in accordance with the C25k, but perhaps repeat a day a couple of times rather than increase distance etc.
Thanks in advance of your kind responses.