Good for you, CK, for staying with your program. Nancy has some great advice. You must listen to your body. If walking does not aggravate it, then try walking your miles, as you will strengthen the muscles needed to run.
I had a similar problem when I started increasing my speed on the treadmill. Walking up the steps hurt my knee after a workout. I rested two days in between workouts. When I took to road running, I found I needed to add leg extensions and leg curls to strengthen the muscles that would support the knee.
I no longer have niggles!
The best thing you can do for yourself to stay the course, is to increase your mileage by no more than 10% every other week. I know you are excited to get up to speed, but this is one area you do not want to push.
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