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Running - after a while it hurts my groin (hip flexors?) what can I do?

(4 Posts)
sassytheFIRST Thu 07-Nov-13 22:57:41

Been running 5k ish on treadmill for about 3 months. I've noticed that after half hour or so the bits of me where my inner thighs join my body get really sore -the same bits that stretch when you assume the smear test position grin. it's a muscular
pain rather than a stabbing one iykwim.

Is there a way I can build up these muscles?/Ligaments?hmm It's the major thing stopping me progressing to running faster or further do us like to sort it if poss.

ssmile Fri 08-Nov-13 10:36:36

Pilates may help. But I'd be interested in anyone else more specific answers I have a weak left side one from post baby 1 six years ago and I have struggled to strengten it. But building core strength has helped.

CooEeeEldridge Fri 08-Nov-13 10:39:36

Do you stretch before and after? I used to get that but mainly when I ran after a break or stepped up a distance. Stretching is helpful though, do you do any other activities that might work those particular muscles?

KissesBreakingWave Fri 08-Nov-13 10:51:10

Also, see if you can find someone to look at/help improve your running form.

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