Hi everyone, I've been observing these forums for a while but this is the first time I'm posting I just ran W5R2 today and am feeling mostly very good but I'm having a bit of an issue with an injury. It started towards the end of W3- it's the muscles around my right hip/bum/lower back. I stretch them extensively before and after my run so that they don't hurt the next day when I'm walking around (although when it first happened and I didn't stretch afterwards I could barely walk the next day), but they still give me a fair bit of grief when I'm actually running. I get a twinge of pain every time I push off the ground with my right foot.
I'm scared to go see a doctor because I know they'll tell me to rest it but if I stop the C25K programme now then I know I'll never get around to starting again... Someone told me it could be to do with my trainers not being right for my stride/posture and I'm not sure I believe that but I'm going to go get some gait analysis done anyway to see if it helps.
The stretches I'm currently doing mostly involve lying down and pulling my right leg up to my chest and then across my body to the left to stretch the muscles on my right lower back/bum. Does anyone know of any other stretches that would help? Or any ideas of other ways to try to make it stop hurting? Don't want to stop the programme!