I had great success with using the 5K Your Way training program here on SparkPeople. The program increased the running portion gradually so that your body can adapt. I usually have knee pain when I try to run but didn't when using this program. Good luck and success!
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. Best wishes!
I'm trying to increase my treadmill workouts. I usually do hill walking (5.5% incline/5.7kmh for about 20-25mins) but want to push for more. The trouble is I am scared of running! I don't know if I can do it and worry if it will hurt (particularly my back - I slipped a disc about 18 months ago). My PT says I can do it but I'm nervous! What are your experiences?
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