I ran a 5K training run last Wednesday and ended up pulling a muscle above my left hip just above my belt line. Last Thursday I was in agony only when walking up a stairs. I had to hold onto the bannisters with both hands. On Friday I was OK again, but decided to give running a break for a week.
I’m just back in from a nice easy slow 32:09 minute 5K and it felt great. No niggles, but I could feel a little bit of pressure on the muscle. So hoping for a pain and niggle free day tomorrow. It was my first 5K I’ve ran slower that 30 mins since March. Slow and steady was lovely. I think I’ll just forget about pace on Saturday and run parkrun at a nice relaxed whatever feels good vibe. I didn’t even look at my watch this evening which was great.