I'm new to the forum and desperately seeking some advice from anyone who has had horrible knee pain on the C25K? Just over a week ago I completed W2D3, was loving the programme and feeling very positive, but soon after that run got pain underneath and all around my left kneecap, which continued when descending stairs, after sitting for long periods at work, when bending down and generally been niggling for about a week and a half. I sadly and grumpily didn't run, for fear of making it worse, until tonight when I repeated W2D3, but on a treadmill instead of hard pavement. Knee started to hurt in the last 10 mins but I (stupidly?) finished the podcast. Am now back on the couch with a bag of frozen peas on my very sore knee, feeling like I will fail the program before I really got going
Please, please help!
Has anyone else had this problem so early in the programme? Or even later on, but knows what this might be and how to make it go away quick?!
If it helps to know, I'm a 5ft3 37 yr old, not overweight but very unfit and had never run before starting the C25K. I completed all the runs so far without needing to stop or walk on a run, but repeated W1,D3 twice before moving to W2 just to be sure I was fit enough to move on. I don't think I could have been any more gradual if I tried, so, so gutted with being injured already.
Thank you so much to anyone with advice,