This is my first post and I was hoping to get some advice please.
So I started couch to 5k with my partner, and we've been doing really well.
I'm quite a pudding, weighing in at 19st and it hasn't affected me so far, that was until Wednesday.
During w2r2 my left knee started to hurt, we always run on the same cycle path so it's nice and smooth and always do the plan to the T, warming up and cooling down etc.
I kept on running as I thought maybe I was just tired and feeling the effects of changing from 60s to 90s etc.
Thursday I was aware of the pain but it wasn't troublesome.
I decided not to do Fridays run on the morning and waited until the evening to see how my knee was feeling, it was sore but wasn't concerning me, so off we went and finished the final run of week 2.
Whilst doing the run, I had no pain at all, strange!
I'm loving this programme by the way!!
About 30 minutes after getting home, my left knee was in agony, it felt twisted but I haven't twisted it, or not that I can remember.
Today is Saturday and after resting all day and taking painkillers, it's still hurting.
I've tried to use my partners knee brace for support but unfortunately my legs are too chunky and it cuts off the circulation so I've been hobbling around holding onto walls etc.
We always run Mon - Wed - Fri.
Now with week 3 starting on Monday and the run time increasing, do you think I should postpone it?
Is there anything else anybody would suggest I should be doing, or not doing? I've been researching tapes that I can wrap around my knee for support (those pull on knee braces would either cut off my circulation or roll down so tape is my only option I think).
I know my weight won't help the strain on my knee's, so they will be taking a bit of a beating, but until Wednesday I had never experienced pain in my knee before.
I really don't want to postpone the run, as it's bloomin' addictive, and I get really excited to go out and do it, but I don't want to injure myself further either.
But then when I was doing run 3 it never hurt at the time, only afterwards when I got home.
Thank you for reading.