Our expert says:
I suspect it's simply because you did too much too soon. It may sound crazy, but to do 6 km, 6 times a week is too much for someone coming in from a beginner level. The body is then unaccustomed to the training load and it breaks down with an injury as a result.
What I would normally suggest for someone who is starting out on the running career is that they alternate walking and running, and they rest every second day.
In otherwords, you run on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and maybe Saturday, and rest on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.
And when you run, try something like 3 minutes jog, 1 minute walk, for 30 minutes. Then in week 2, try 4 minutes jog, 1 minute walk for 40 minutes. In week 3, 5 minutes jog, 1 minute walk for 50 minutes, and so on.
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