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Hello fellow runners,
Been running for a couple of weeks now using the couch to 5k app. I religiously followed the app and did all my stretching and the 5min warm up walk and 5min warm down walk at the beginning and end of each run. My running days were a Monday, Wednesday and Friday giving myself the weekend off. I completed 6 runs in total (the 6th run was 3.9k). But after the 6th run i gradually noticed a slight dull pain about 2inches below my left knee on the inside of my leg...this gradually got worse over the weekend to the point where I was limping a bit. I can put weight on it and it doesn’t seem any worse going up/down stairs. Do you guys think I’ve just done too much too soon? Obviously since that run I haven’t run since and I wont until the pain/ache as gone as don’t want to do further damage. But I really enjoyed the running, didn’t think I would but I did and cant wait to get back to it….just wish this pain would go away, it does seem to be improving very slowly.
I have a brand new pair of running shoes and was running on a level brand new tarmac path. On my app it says I ran 3.91ks and my average pace was 8:02 (bearing in mind that the level I’m at I’m only actually running for about 9 minutes in total out of the 30mins, the rest is walking). Was I going too fast too slow? I should also mention that I’m 6ft 8inches and weigh 15stone 6pounds.
Any advice is welcomeJ