Good morning all, well I've just got back from what was meant to be my long run but only managed four miles (groin and knee pain that I just couldn't run off)
let me rewind a few weeks, I had that horrible chesty cough/cold virus which was doing the rounds, it just seemed to linger on so after three weeks I decided I'd try and rest to help shift it (I was running through the virus up until this point)
so I took four days off, which unfortunately was at the end of the week.
the runs I missed were my Thursday (4miles) Friday is a rest day for me, Saturday park run and my long run on a Sunday which is 10.5 miles.
On the monday the worst of the virus had cleared up and I was left with a slight cough so I decided to go for a run after work, I only ran 5k, then on the Tuesday I ran 10k.
After both runs I didn't feel good at all, my knee really hurt!
So I rested it until today, and like I said at the beginning I attempted a long run today but my groin and knee both hurt during the run, I felt a real stiffness in my knee and a dull ache around my groin!
I warmed up and stretched before all the runs, I haven't changed anything in comparison to my normal running warm ups and downs.
I'm still rather new to all this running and fear getting injured, especially with my first half marathon just around the corner (9th April)
it it feels like after a few days off my body has just seized!
Anyone experienced this sort of thing before, sorry to rabbit on!! Just a bit worried with the half marathon around the corner