I’ve been doing indoor training consistently from the start of the year and everything has been going great. A couple of weeks ago I upgraded from a Kurt Kinetic Road Machine to a KICKR '18 and after a couple of workouts I’ve started developed pain in the rear of my left knee on the outside.
There’s a couple of things I think might be the cause, but I wanted to see if anyone’s experienced similar or how likely they are. Firstly, getting a new trainer resulted in a slight increase in training volume. Nothing crazy, but definitely more than I’d usually do indoors in a week. The other change is that I’ve moved my setup from the living room into our spare room which, given that our house is over 100 years old, has quite an uneven floor. I’m not convinced that my new setup is perfectly level (even with the KICKR’s adjustable feet) and wondered if that could be contributing?
Is it normal to have to take things slowly when switching to a new type of trainer?