I started the C25K app at the beginning of Jan and have completed two weeks but I already have knee pain! It's an ache in both knees on the inside of my leg, just to the side/slightly lower than my kneecap. I tried to run this morning but it felt like I would injure myself.
A little background info - I walk pigeon toed and I think I have too much inner hip rotation (sitting in the W position is comfy vs sitting cross legged). I have very tight hips and hamstrings. I go to yoga once a week and always struggle with my legs. I'm not overweight, I'm a 29 year old female - I'm just a little awkwardly built!
I'm wondering whether my knee pain could be caused by bad running form and posture? I'm not over exerting myself I don't think. I have normal running shoes and mostly run on concrete paths. I'd like to run in the park but don't feel safe as it's dark and isolated this time of year.
Should I get orthopaedic insoles? Stop running completely? See a physio? I just wanted some cardio and a regimen to follow really.
Any advice would be very gratefully received! Thank you