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Groin strain?

Been getting a mild ache at the top of the leg (thigh) groin for about the last fortnight, when running then after a days rest it goes away.

It seems to have started as the programme went into its final weeks, so I assume it's down to intensity.

So it comes on after 1k or so and is there nagging. I'm get through to about 35 mins running, but it's putting me off trying to get to 5k.

Should I just try and carry on managing it, and go through it if acheing doesn't get any worse? or take a longer spell of rest, with more stretching in the affected area?

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It sounds as if you need a good stretch dave! A good one is to kneel on your knees and straighten one leg to the side, hold for about 15-20 seconds and repeat on the other leg. Another is to sit on the floor with the soles of the feet together. Push gently on your knees and hold for about 30 seconds.

Do these after every run.

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Thanks Princess,

I'll concentrate on stretching that area.


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