Monday, April 5, 2010

Injured :(

I ran 18 miles last Saturday on a flat, plain course and at around mile 13 or so, the inside of my upper thigh started killing me for some weird reason. I kept running through the pain but it was difficult.

I tried to run 4.25 miles yesterday to complete a 50 mile week but I couldn't make it past 1 minute. :( I was immediately limping and in pain.

I had today off work and was planning to get a great run in to start off the week but my leg still hurts. What the heck happened to me? My family says it's just because I've been running more lately but I'm not running thattt much and other people run more than me and are fine. I've never been injured before so this is weird and definitely frustrating to take time off. I'm hoping that I'll be good to go by Wednesday.

10 comments:

ultrarunnerbrianphilpot said...

That sucks, just take it easy next time out. Don't want to make it worse!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like an adductor pull. I would ice it and foam roll it best you can. Resting is a good idea!

Paige said...

Oops, didn't mean to hit the "anonymous" button!

Sounds like an adductor pull. I would ice it and foam roll it best you can. Resting is a good idea!

Clara said...

Thanks Brian & Paige.

Yes, I looked up "adductor pull" and that's exactly what it is. The pain first started in my groin and then 1 mile later it moved down my inner thigh. Yuck! Why does it still hurt? :( And I don't want to ice it because I'm too lazy to do so...but maybe I'll suck it up and do it 1-2x.

Brian said...

Hey, you got your tables working in the left column. Did you do something different?

Also, this happened to me a few months ago. My knee all the sudden started hurting because I stepped up my running (just barely). My solution was to just run through the pain, but it really hurt. After a while it just went away. I'm still not sure if it's from running, or me hitting or straining it doing something else. Hope you feel better soon.

Clara said...

I didn't change anything else on the columns but I think the view changes depending on the person's computer. It didn't work on Jon's computer but did on mine. Weird.

Ya, as long as my leg pain is just temporary then I'm fine...hope it doesn't keep reoccuring. How many miles ya up to now, Brydog?

Nick B said...

Clara, this is EXACTLY what I've been battling since the Oil Creek 100 last October. Exactly. It is a very frustrating injury. I had X-rays, 4 rounds of the Graston Technique to rip out the scar tissue and took a lot of down time. Slippery trails aggravate it, too. Lately, I've been much better (finally) but still feel hints of it when I go over 20 miles. It's a very difficult thing to roll on a roller because of where it is, too. I don't have a lot of advice except for rest. Best of luck to you!

Clara said...

Oh no, Nick! That is not what I wanted to hear from you. You seem to do everything correctly and by the book and so it sucks to hear that you have been battling the same injury since last October! :( It's only been one week for me and I expected it to already be magically healed. I've found it hard to find good exercises that stretch it, too. Did the Dr say whether to lay off it completely or whether it was okay to keep running even if it hurt a little???

Nick B said...

Both the doc and physical therapist said I could run but no speedwork, racing, or slipping on muddy trails which would aggravate it. Today, I still feel it a bit so I take it day by day...but it doesn't stop me. It better be gone 100% come October for Oil Creek!

Clara said...

Considering I never do speedwork or trailwork, I may be okay. :)

I'm looking at Oil Creek right now and tempted to sign up before it fills up...but I just hope my leg would be okay by then since there aren't any refunds...Yikes!