So I started C25K last year and got as far as week 4 run 3 but stopped as my shins and knees were screaming at me. I tried all sorts, got my gait analysed, bought proper shoes, different times of the day, foam rollers.
So I stopped but was so annoyed as I was ACTUALLY enjoying it but for shins not complying.
I'm 43 and 5st overweight according to BMI. I've been musing how to restart as I have a long commute to and from work and the thought of running before or after work...well not an appealing one at the moment.
Anyway did run1 week1 yesterday. I have 15 minute walk through a park to work each day so decided to do C25K instead and try running on grass instead of tarmac.
What a buzz, the endorphins were racing through my body and I felt great!! A work colleague who runs has advised me to run through the pain as I will not be doing any damage, run as slow as I need to and do toe stretching after to pull the muscles around my shins straight.
Wish me luck for when I get to week four I will post back then