I never thought I would become a fan of running but my Mum mentioned the C25K programme and I thought I'd give it a go... Wow - I absolutely love running! First week managed two runs on the treadmill as the only time I have for gym is lunchtime. Flew through those runs and did W1 R3 on the second week. Experienced quite significant pain on the ball of my foot but sure some adjustment of laces/footwear will eventually sort this - Started W2R1 with an outdoor run (NEVER thought I'd run in public!) which was wonderful. Then W2R2 started getting some knee pain and developed a bit of a limp. Decided to go for W2R3 and could hardly walk. My knee has been so painful - Anti-inflamatories helped but not enough to try a run. Had a week off absolutely chomping at the bit to go for a run. Went for a long walk on Saturday which helped massively, could hardly feel knees. Feet were painful so got some insoles moulded and decided to try a run yesterday starting at the beginning again W1R1. OUCH!! Managed 15 minutes and had to stop my knees were so painful! They're fine again now and had a slight limp afterwards - nowhere near pain of last week - Wondering whether to try next run on anti-inflammatories and with knee bandaged? Anyone else experienced this? Any tips would be gratefully received! I really don't want to give up running!! On a plus note though - loosened laces and new insoles really improved the feet so every cloud............
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