Well, I went to the docs yesterday and apparently I have pulled a ligament in both knees and have very loose joints and weak quads. This is what is causing all the knee pain. I have got to do lots of this straight leg extension exercises to build up my quads and take a break from running before gradually easing back into it. If the exercises don't make a difference, then I might eventually need physio.
I didn't ever download Strength and Flex because I didn't think that I had time to do that as well as three runs a week, but I wish that I had now! I had no idea that I had weak quads or loose joints, or a poor running style, but have been in a lot of pain since my last run on Sat!
Hope that the exercises work and the pain goes away so that I can start some gentle running again. I really want to get a graduate badge one day! I have been encouraging myself by reading blog entries from people on here who have taken longer than 9 weeks to complete C25K, but still done it in the end!
I meant to say that my husband is still sticking to the programme! I will be so gutted when he overtakes me as I started first, although he has promised that he will repeat the week 2 runs, just in case my knees recover enough to run with him again soon. If I am not better in a week then he will zoom off into the distance! I am pleased that he is persevering with it!