Couch to 5K

Slow & slower

Hi guys determined to do 5 k yesterday after feeling I'd lost my mojo , I was reading some posts over the weekend & was suggested to do repeat c25k week 9 again to be inspired. So earphones on music on app started & I was off ,changed my usual route as well . Ran about 3 1/2 k & then had pain right at top of my leg groin area which I've never had before but I was determined to do this run so carried on through it but omg the pain when I stopped 42 mins it took in the end I did it . Stretched it out when I got home & seemed to be fine but during the night & this morning it's killing me again , how long have I got to rest it for ???? I hope it's not a serious thing ( help lol ) 😷

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I have had that groin pain quite a bit on the longer runs & ive sometimes had to take 2 days rest more often. Ive started doing bridge exercise as i think its more about strengthening the glutes but im far from an expert! Im trying not to be over zealous as i did a long run at the the weekend & walked a good bit after to get to 5.5km & felt it again so im varying my runs going to do shorter runs to build speed up during the week & then longer run at weekends. I need to built up glutes more before challenging longer than 30min runs 3 times a week, but thats just for me as im so chuffed to be able to run 30mins i went to keep routine of 3 times a week going first😊whatever you do slow & steady & enjoy!

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Thank you I’ll wait until Friday I think to try again who would have thought that running could cause so much pain lol 😂

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Ok thank you I’ll try ice later & have a couple of days rest too 😊

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Try icing it. Rest till it stops hurting. If that doesn't happen go and see a physio. I hope it's nothing serious but I suspect you should have stopped the run when it started to hurt (suspect you have worked that out for yourself now). Hope you are back running soon.

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