Posted: Yesterday at 14:32
Hi, no it's not a normal problem at all. (So a bit of background, I started running from scratch with a friend about 15 years ago and for the last couple of years I've been leading beginners groups, taking people from no running at all to running 5km or even 5 miles, at my local club. So this is based on not only my own experience but on that too).
So you're training 2 or 3 times a week. What does your training look like at the moment, and if you get this every time, is the answer, "well it looks like, running for three minutes then stopping and going home!" ? Or ...?
Because it really isn't a common problem you might not get a lot of help on here - probably talking to people in person might be more useful because they can see things (literally!) we can't.
Is there a parkrun close to you (www.parkrun.org.uk)? That's a good place to find lots of runners and it's not unusual for people to start out by running a little and walking a lot of the course. They're normally pretty sociable and of course people always love being asked for advice ! (Just smile and nod if you think they're talking rubbish ).
Sorry to not be too specific. The sort of stuff I might say, and everyone, is just checking off standard things like wearing comfortable running shoes that aren't 100 year old dodgy 20 quid plimsolls, starting at a gentle jog and having frequent walk breaks (to start with) (google "couch to 5k"), and checking with your doctor if things are still bad after a couple of weeks....