I have done run 2 of week 4 this morning -- it took me two hours of arguing with myself to get out there but feel so much better for doing it-- I have had to take it a bit slower this week due to the increase in time running (the three and five minutes) and also knees aching but i have done it and rather pleased I am
Re: knees aching to the inside area of both knees: I have a high arch and last year had my gait measured and bought moulded soles for my shoes. Apparently, I run rather flat footed (my partner observed me) and I am trying to run heel through to toe and longer strides but struggling-I cannot fathom out how to change the way I run- but figure if I keep to the programme my stride and technique will improve. I am also planning on going to running fox in Loughborough at the weekend to have them look at me (IF it's still there) but I wondered if anyone can offer any advice on this achey knee business please?
I am wondering how much is simply down to using muscles not used for so long, if at all-- I used to spin and have never mastered or maintained running (have done it in the past but pushed too far too soon and given up) I have noted I am tight in my hamstrings and behind knee and wonder if that is contributing also?
my first couple of runs, my shins hurt but thats resolved so any advice on whether it's simple muscle and getting used to running or shoes or technique or a mixture of all ? I really do want to become a runner as I am actually enjoying being outdoors and conquering this