I'm completely new to this running lark. I started about 2 months ago on a C25k programme and loved it. Really pushed myself and ended up doing Week 4 or 5 stuff after a fortnight.
Sadly my knee doesn't love it. My friend Google Images suggests that this is the medial collateral ligament. I've rested it until the pain went away and tried running again this week, and again I can feel it is sore.
Yes, I know I need to go and get proper trainesr with some kind of gait analyis.
Yes, I should probably consult a GP or someone real not on the internet to get a proper diagnosis
(or should I???)
No, I shouldn't have chucked myself around the park, onto week 5 type stuff having not run for 20 years! (I'm 43)
But, tell me, do ligaments get stronger if I take it really easy and build up? Is it likely to be corrected with better trainers? Or am I doomed to never really being able to get into it.
Being told "take up a different type of exercise" isn't an option! Running is free, I live next to a fantastic park, and it doesn't take a huge amount of time!
And, am I posting in the right place to get an answer?