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I ran a 32 mile event last year on a hilly Dartmoor course (Discovery). I'm ok with that distance, and I train on the moor, but I was not as well prepared as I usually am.
Roughly 25 miles in I got pre-curser warnings of cramp in my right thigh, front of.
I stopped, lifted my right foot up behind me to do a simple and gentle stretch of the front of my right thigh.
As I was raising my foot I triggered a horrific cramping in my upper inner right thigh and groin area on right hand side.
I could have cried for the pain, it is unlike anything I have ever felt before. If hell is big hot knives ripping into muscles, this was hell on earth.
I decided to gently plod on.
I crossed the line hours after my planned time and was in tatters.
Since then, my groin/inner thigh area has never been clear of a niggle sensation. I can run but I'm not pain free. My bike is a definate no no - it causes the pain to flair massively for days afterwards.
This has beaten physios, it's beaten complete and sustained rest and ice treatments, cold baths, you name it.
I would be really grateful if anyone has any stretches and exercise I should practice on a regular basis. (