I graduated a few weeks ago with my son age 15. Since then I have taken him on one run per week with me. The first couple of times he had to stop after about 15 minutes due to knee pain. After a few minutes walking/waiting for me he was then able to run home. Today he didn't even manage 5 minutes before he had to stop, turn round and walk home.
The pain is towards the inside of his knee, the lumpy bony bit just diagonally down from the knee cap.
Could it be his shoes? He runs in Nike Huaraches.
Could it be growing pains?
Should he stop totally for a while or do shorter runs or walking?
He also plays football twice a week with no issues and was ok through the couch to 5k programme.
I don't want to lose my running buddy but don't want to damage his knees either.
Ironically my 48 year old knees are still going strong!
Any thoughts and advice from you lovely people gratefully received.