Not sure if it will help ease your worries....I used to only do hill workouts on the TM as well. I have several protruding discs and one bulging. The military told me I couldn't run. I was seeing a pain mgmt specialist routinely. Well, one day I went for a run and guess what? It didn't hurt. And I found that the stronger my core and legs got the less my back hurt. I am now running Half Marathons and am training for a full marathon.
My advice - find a training program and stick with it. Slow and steady wins the race and if you have pain - true pain - then stop.
Rhonda, Simpsonville, SC
Half Fanatic #2946
Omaha Half Marathon 9/23/12: 2:12:20 (PR)
Girls On The Run 5K
11/19/11: 27:56 (PR)
Apple Blossom 10K 4/30/11: 59:27 (PR)
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