Couch to 5K

Back pain after running

I completed c25k 2 years ago and loved it but unfortunately got out of running. I have just completed week 1 again and this time I am combining with S&F. But I have had a lot of pain in my upper back, something that I didn't get last time. Could this be due to S&F working muscles that I didn't even know I had?? Or is it down to the running? Any tips on helping this pain would be great as I don't want to stop running now I am back into it!

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I got this when I started but I think it was due to me running in trail shoes and not proper running trainers-do you maybe need new shoes? As soon as I bought new trainers my back ache disappeared.

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Thank you but I have proper running shoes so I'm not sure if it would be that??

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It may be that starting two forms of exercise at the same time is niggling muscles that haven't been used before/for a while. I daresay it will sort itself out but, if it continues, best to see a GP just to be on the safe side. Best wishes.

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