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Runners - why do I keep have
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PinkCloudDweller · 12/06/2017 07:45

I really, really want to get for. Actually, I'm reasonably fit already thanks to my cycling commute. But I want to run a few times a week. I've been trying for perhaps a couple of years now, aiming at 5k every run. Things might go well for a few months, and then I get a sore hamstring, for example, that grounds me for a few weeks. Lately I've had this odd pain on the outside of my left hip join - I haven't been able to run for a couple of months... I want to cry.

My sister says this is why some people can't run, because running puts too much pressure on muscles. But I wonder if it's me being an awkward runner??

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PinkCloudDweller · 12/06/2017 07:46

Thread title was mean to be: why do I keep having sore muscles!!

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londonpia · 12/06/2017 07:47

Have you had your gait checked? If you go to a good running shop they can check it for you.

Also maybe google hip stretches and do these pre-running.

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emummy · 12/06/2017 13:15

Make sure your trainers are right for you. Also good to do some dynamic warm up before running and post run stretches. Foam rollers are also good though rather painful!

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AuntieStella · 12/06/2017 13:25

www.runnersworld.com/hips

Stretching and strengthening should help. But the underlying cause could be anywhere in the leg, causing some sort of unlevelness.

I get aches and pains from time to time (I put it down to age), mainly Achilles' tendon, hamstring and calf. When it happens, I need to rest for quite a while and start again gently. Thinking about engaging core and keeping hips straight does seem to help everything.

I've also started taking glucosamine again - i think the jury is still out on whether it actually works particularly well, but I find it helps me.

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lljkk · 12/06/2017 21:13

Look up iliotibial band pain. Foam roller exercises are supposed to sort that.

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