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Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head." - Joe Henderson
my knees are really sore after I have ran on a treadmill vs running out side
I'm no expert, but it is my understanding that knee pain can be caused by landing too heavily on your heels, do you find that you are more prone to doing this on the treadmill?
2013 H1: 7 hours/week base. Q3: Train for goal race. Q4: Goal Race.
A Saucy Wench
some people struggle with overstriding on a treadmill because of the action of the belt dragging the standing foot backwards. You can neutralize your stride to be more similar to outside with a 1-2% grade.
The other issue can be pace. Some people run much faster on a TM than outside because it seems easier to hold pace, but that can result in pounding. Or even just the lack of pace and incline variation can be much harder on the body. Any time you think of it, push a button. Speed up, slow down, incline up, incline down.
I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets
"When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7
As far as the chafing issue, try Nike Pro Compression shorts underneath your running shorts. They are extremely light weight.
I would hope vancouverskelly figured a solution in the ensuing 3.5ish years
And +1 to what Ennay said. I haven't had pains, but I've always set my mill at 1.5. I've heard some folks say the belt can pull your foot back, which might account for knee pain. So you may want to experiment with slowing the pace a bit.
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