I've kind of been nursing a groin strain for a month or so. I've run a fair bit more mileage than ususal I guess over the last 4-5 months to do Bath and to build towards the Half Ironman in August.
It's all been going pretty well. I did a pb at Bath but today I ran 13 with my neighbour and at about 10 miles I just felt this sharp pain bite in my left groin. It made me wince for a few strides and then just turned into a dull ache but I felt OK to finish the run, and felt really strong at the end.
I stretched, had a warm bath, then iced it, plastered cold gel all over it but the pain has been quite severe since I got home and cooled down / stiffened up.
I don't kmow if this is a contributing factor but I had shingles 2 years ago and all the blisters were down my left groin and in a belt around my left side.
Anyone had anything similar and sorted it out reasonably quickly. I don't want to push on have it all turn to rat shit, but then I don't want to stop unecessarily and lose all the ground I've gained so far this year??
Yours frustrated and tempted to eat chocolate!!