I startd Running in February and stopped for a few weeks due to foot pain. It went away and now my hips are hurting. I do not know if it is from my shoes or the surface I am running on. I feel like an old man when I run and I am only 27. It seems to be aggravated by my heel strike to the ground. On the days I do not run I experience discomfort in my lateral low back area just at or above my posterior spine area. I am training for a law enforcement test and I need some help. Also , what can I do to decrease my time in the two mile down to twelve minutes?
B, most likely, you are just getting used to the loading. If you have hip pain, you might need orthotics (please review earlier discussions on orthotics). I believe that the surfaces combined with our shoe cushion, or lack of it, produces the level of pounding that you are experiencing. As far as reducing your time, work on your lactate training system...that is to say, do wind sprints.
Run as hard as you can for as long as you can, then recover. Take about twice as much time to recover as you ran, then repeat the activity for as long as you can sustain a level of output than justifies the effort (without felling like you are going to hurt yourself). My suggestion would be for you to do 800m repeats.Good luck.