Our expert says:
Calf muscles can be tricky. One of the differences between the treadmill and road is that when you run on the mill, you tend to land on the front of the foot, which would, in theory, put more load on the calf muscles. So that would fit with your pain. Running outside would allow you to land more neutrally, and that might help prevent this.
I guess the obvious solution is to run outside all the time! Obviously, that may not be feasible. I'm not sure if your treadmill can have a negative gradient? If it can, and you can put it on -1%, then it might help a little. Otherwise, I'd say just run slower on the treadmill than you currently are, and hopefully it will be OK. But with summer coming, maybe you'll find that you can run outside more!
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