Our expert says:
It probably is, and it's probably the result of starting out too fast too soon. It's not uncommon for joints to become inflamed if you go from not having exercised into a programme like this. The timing, the background all fits. The solution is often to back off by 20% - train 3 days a week instead of 4, or train 40 minutes instead of 50, and try it for a few weeks and see if you can adapt a little better. It's usually just a sign that you've 'overstepped' your body's ability to recover and if you back off, it usually comes right. If it does persist, then I would consider seeing a doctor, as you may have picked up an injury.
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