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HI there, bit of background i was obese 13st5 5"4 at the Beginning of May i started to try the Couch 25K and was in pain for over a week after my first run (doctor said shin splints) i was advised to lose weight before attempting again.
So roughly 3 months later and 2st down i began again.
This time i had a bit of pain in my thighs the day after but the third day i was ok to run again.
I signed up for a 5k on 7th Sept which gives me roughly 6 weeks but my Couch 25K plan is 8 weeks long.
Now i know i can run i want to do it as much as possible but i also don't want to injure myself as i'm still a stone overweight. Should i stick with the 8 week plan and just hope for the best on race day or run a bit more each week so i'm prepared?