Hi all. I'm in. First Ironman for me. I live fairly local just outside the Ribble Valley so plenty of hills there for me to train on . I usually try and avoid them but guess I'll have to learn to love them!
I started with this a few years ago and didn't do anyhting about it other trying to stetch. Needless to say it got worse and more persistent. I eventually went to a physio who performed deep tissue massage on them and also some acupuncture (neither of which was particulary pleasant). After a few sessions of that I really felt the benefit and was able to run the marathon I was training for at the time. Go and see a physio.
Another Newbie here. I did start the Trentham Big Half in July this year but due to being pretty useless in teh swim department I think I drank half the lake then started puking it back up during the bike and couldn't continue. I intend to do better in 2010!
So far I have entered Keswick in May and will probably go for Liverpool Olympic and then another go at Trentham. I'm very slow at running, very slow at cycling and even slower at swimming so I am looking for big improvements along the way in the next year ready for a crack at an Ironman in 2011. Yikes!
When training for FLM last year I started suffering from pain in the lower ab and pelvic region with accompanying tightness in the left adductor area. I struggled on with training thinking I was suffering from cystits or such like (as suggested by many people) then eventually went to docs but turned out was defo not that - was then sent for some ultasound scans and a cystoscopy but everything came back clear.
Following FLM (which was been a nightmare!) I cut back on running to no more than 6 miles for a long run. Since then I have been fine until the last 4 weeks when I have started increasing my mileage a little in prep for Cardiff Half next weekend and as soon as I have got past about an hour of running the pain has come back. It is incredibly sore during running and afterwards it is very painful to lift my legs and contract my lower abs. Have been seaching the web for possibilities of what it could be before I decide whether to see the doc or a physio and have come across Osteitis Pubis which does sound similar to my symptoms. Has anyone else had it and if so any good stretches or tips for a speedy recovery and also would you recommend a doctor or phsyiso? Any advice would really be most welcome!