Posted: 17/05/2015 at 11:15
I'm training for an ultra and have done a few 45-50 mile weeks in a row, which although not massive by many's standards, is relatively high for me. I mix up my running, doing a bit of speedwork, a hill session, a tempo, a medium easy run and an LSR each week. All OK, have felt good, but backed off when feeling any excessive fatigue kicking in. I think I've been pretty sensible about it, although obviously, the volume has to be there.
The issue I have is that I'm getting some pain and discomfort just above the pubic area and also a little bit in my lower back. It feels muscular, I think. It doesn't really affect my running, but tends to be worse afterwards and is not something I've ever experienced before. Being a bit of a hypochondriac I have been through many scenarios in my mind of what dreadful diseases it could be but I am hopeful it is just my core muscles grumbling a bit at the increased miles, rather than anything drastic. I've just looked at some core exercises and tried to do a plank, which really did hurt in the same area, which might suggest this is the issue.
Anyone else experienced this? I am thinking that I should maybe back off a touch, to hopefully let it improve and then gradually start doing some core exercises to try and strengthen the area. Sound sensible, or should I be straight down the GP's on Monday morning to rule out anything more horrendous?