So I have always had quite weak knees and since starting couch to 5k they have started aching quite alot and hurting while running, I bought some knee supports last week and tried them out on Friday for my week 3 run 3 and there was quite a difference, unfortunately both good and bad.
My knees felt alot less painful and stronger but I really struggled with the run, my legs just felt like lead and I was just stumbling along barely jogging on the 3 minute runs. I've never found any of the runs as hard as that one was.
Do you think this was just a bad day running wise or was related to the knee supports? My running partner suggested I could have done them up too tight and reduced the circulation to my lower legs, does that sound feasible?
Not sure now whether to run with or without the supports and whether to go onto week 4 or do week 3 for another run or 2 since I struggled so much.
Thanks for reading and sorry for the long post!