There are several things it could be... I'll start with the "I hope it's not this, but..."
Floating cartilage - when it gets into certain positions as it floats around it can cause pain under the knee cap. What can be done? Surgery to remove it or nothing. It can be just an annoyance, but if it happens a lot you might want someone to look into it.
Tight muscles: Roll and stretch calves and especially your IT band (outer upper leg). Also warm up the shins as well as the rest of your legs.
Shoes: It could be that your shoes aren't designed for your gait which can cause knee pain. When did you get them? How much distance do you have on them? You might need to head to a running shoe store and have your gait analyzed to see if you are in the correct shoes.
RICE: When it happens, RICE - Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation. Add to this some ibuprofen if necessary.
Otherwise, it sounds like things are going really well. Good luck and have fun.
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