So I've been wanting to increase my fitness and loose a little weight and decided to have a go at running. My partners mother in law recommended following this programme to me. So I took myself to up and running, bought some decent running shoes and took to the streets. After WK1R1 I thought that running 5K was absolutely unfeasible, however I've stuck to the programme and I've made it to run 2 of week 6 (having repeated week 4 twice on the way, and getting over my horror of seeing the plan for week 5 run 3)!
Anyway the reason for this post.... I have started to experience pain in my right knee, it's kind of towards the top left and my knee kinda feels a little grindy. Having gone straight to google I'm being told that its probably runners knee and that I need to stop running and let it recover. I was wondering if this is something others experienced at this point in the programme. How they recovered, how long it took and how they knew it was ok to start running again. I was also wondering at what point in the programme I should start from again, I really hope my stupid knee wont undo all my hard work and I end up finding running for 60secs hard again!
I was hoping to do a 5K charity run on 10th December, its probably a good job I didnt enter yet!
Any tips, and advice would be greatly appreciated.