I've been running for nearly 2 weeks now and posted on here originally complaining about losing breath very quickly. I feel I have overcome the worst of this (still improving pace and breathing technique and have a long way to go), but I have now come to another barrier - back pain!! I know that this is most likely due to bad posture, so I am working on improving this, but I feel this is mainly due to being unfit and working muscles that just are not used to being trained. I just just wondered if anybody had similar experiences and how long this took to go away.
The pain started under my right shoulder blade, the best way I can explain it is that it does not hurt at all while walking, but when jogging it hurts as I bound along. I quite badly affects my breathing as it is quite a "winding" pain and causes me to stop running much more often than I'd like. In my most recent run last night it started to hurt under my left shoulder blade in exactly the same way (I'm guessing some sort of compensation injury?!
Any stories or experiences o would be appreciated!