Running for sport/health is completely new to me and I have a largely sedentary job, Whilst I am really enjoying the running (to my surprise) I'm struggling with quad pain (dull ache) immediately above my knees when at rest, and particularly at night.
I'm properly warming-up before a run (5 min brisk walk and stretch) and the same at the end. I'm finding the running physically quite tough, especially on my legs, but it isn't stopping me because I'm really enjoying it and, whilst running, the lower quad pain/ache goes completely.
I thought this discomfort would have subsided by now as I'm three weeks-in but it hasn't really changed. What has changed is I was initially getting pain in my upper shins but that has mostly gone now.
Would be grateful for any insight.