Couch to 5K
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Ow ow ow grrrr

Yey week 5 run 2 in the bag! Really looking forward to week 5 run 3, obviously finding it easier second time round although having hip problems I never got first time round and I'm a bit upset as I really don't want to stop running! I'm running the same route with the same trainers I did last time when I had no problems but this time after a run my left hip hurts, it aches and feels a bit hot, I'm doing my stretches and the pain goes away with ibuprofen and goes by next run (I run roughly every other day) any idea what it is? Do I need to stop running and see someone or will it get better the more I get used to running again? i have no pain when running, I'd say it comes on about two hours after the run, I take ibruprofen which pretty much sorts it, it hangs around for about 24 hours then gets better (ready to run again!)

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Although I am 1.5 stones heavier than last time I did c25k...maybes joints don't like my extra weight? 😩


Well done on your progress Katy, but can't offer any advice on your problem. As you are coming to the longer runs now, I would suggest you go for some professional guidance. Best not to risk any long term damage. Do you have any good sports physio's near you?

Hope you get it sorted!


Well apparently I have trochanteric bursitis according to a woman whose baby I delivered and is a physio (she owes me lol!) she's given me some exercises to do and advised a break from running sob sob!!!!!!!

Slightly distraught at this news


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