Hey all, I have a problem:
For the first time in my year plus regimen of daily treadmill use, I'm having pain which I can only attribute to my workouts.
Just wanted to run this by you all to see if anyone has "been there, done that."
Let me describe my treadmill use over the past year:
Started with 20-25 mins. daily at around 2.5 mph and bumped it up through the year to 35 mins. daily during the week, 60 - 90 mins. daily on weekends with speed increasing to 4 to 5 mph (jogging on occasional faster songs). Incline has gone from 5% to 6% and occasional bump ups between 7 - 10%.
I do quadriceps stretches before and after my workouts.
The pain I'm having is in the left quadriceps...very localized in the front of my thigh, about a third of the way down from the hip to the knee. The quad stretches really intensify the pain...I only do them lightly, thinking I can stretch this out. There is not a trace of any pain in my right quad.
Any / all ideas, suggestions greatly welcomed! I'm thinking of seeing my primary care doc to run it by him. For now, I think I've got to back off the treadmill use.
I'm hoping to get over this within the next week or so as I'm going out of town, staying at a hotel with a great workout / fitness room that I had planned to use a lot!
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