So tonight hills were on the schedule. Since, as we all learned on Monday, Langdon is pancakeland - it was onto the treadmill I went.
I made it 1K. One measley K. And half of it walked. As soon as I started to run - I could feel the IT band tightening up and putting pressure on my knee.
No hills done. :(
I finished the workout on my bike.
So now, I have a conundrum. I really do need my treadmill and I am obviously doing it wrong. I can run outside now - this was the last of the hill training during this training cycle so I can do speed (ish) outside starting next week. But as a mom, I need the treadmill for winter training. I can look at this as time to dump the 'mill or I can look at it as adequate time to perfect technique before it becomes my primary training location next winter. I'd prefer my choice to be the latter.
Doe anyone out there in Internet-world have treadmill tips for me? Insight on where I might be going wrong that my stride is altered so much that this happens only on the 'mill? Links I should read to set me on the right track?
HELP!!!!! Any tips would be most appreciated!