After running slowly for the week 2 runs last week, I gave myself knee pain so I haven't run since. My knee is feeling much better, but not perfectly. In the hope I won't feel even a niggle of pain after a couple more days rest, I am going to stay off the running until then.
I have been researching slow running and knee pain and it's apparently common, especially if the muscles in your legs are weak. Since resting I have been doing leg exercises and will continue to do them throughout the program.
I bought some new running trainers on Saturday which are really comfy and I am looking forward to testing them out properly. They cost a small fortune which is even more of an incentive to carry on with this running program, when I have pathetically stopped running after 2 weeks of starting it.
I have decided to run at a pace that feels comfortable for me rather than concentrating on being slow. I am going to run slowly, but not so slow that it puts too much pressure on my knees. I know I will run out of breath but I will just have to repeat some runs if I don't manage them first time.