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Wierd Pubic Bone Pain

Posted: 28/09/2012 at 14:10

Hi All,

Really hoping someone might be able to help;- Two weeks ago I felt a sharp pain in my pubic area, the pain went so I ignored it and carried on training, the next few days the pain/niggle came back more in my groin/bottom.  I did 11 miles on saturday and it hurt around the front of my pubic bone again for the first 2 miles or so, the pain then went and run was fine.  Went to RC on Monday did efforts pain was kinda on and off, ran last night pain was there. Saw a Sports therapy person and she couldn't pin point the pain just said that she thought I was a bit tight in my groin.  I'm running a half on Sunday which I know you will all say is stupid but have trained so hard that I'm going for it.  The pain isn't bad enough (yet?!) when I run that I want to stop but its there and I can feel it.  Anyone had anything like this?  Have done Dr Google and a stress fracture is leaping out at me so am praying that its not that.. Will get Sunday out of the way and see someone but just wondered if anyone has any ideas as to what it could be?  Thanks for reading! 

Do I need to introduce more Speedwork?

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 18:37

Thats great thanks again will report back in 4 weeks with hopefully good news!? 



Do I need to introduce more Speedwork?

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 11:21

Ah thanks for all your replies, really helpful!

StevieG When I ran the 1:38 half I had a mare, basically by the time I got to the start it was 9 mins after the race had started and so I spent the first couple of miles weaving and practically running on the spot due to congestion before I could get going!  The only other race I can compare my pace was my 10K when I ran 42:35, which I found ok.

I think this is half my problem I have a real mental block with the fact that you should be doing different paces for different types of runs, before this plan I would just go out and run at pretty much the same pace so i'd run my 10 mile run at the same pace as my tempo run doh!.  Thanks very much for your really informative reply have printed off what you have said for future reference - hopefully my brain will kick into gear and I might actually understand this timing malarke - and I might just get under 1:38!

Thanks again


Do I need to introduce more Speedwork?

Posted: 31/08/2012 at 14:41

Hi All, 

I have a half marathon in 4 weeks and then a 10K a few weeks after I have been following a more structured training plan for the last 8 weeks, before this I would run 4/5 times a week with a LSR of 10 miles. An example of a week on my plan is this:-

M:- Rest, Tues:- Easy Run 6 miles @8.20, Weds:- Easy Run 7 miles @8:20, Thurs:-Tempo Run 6 miles (5 @ 7:04) Fri:- Easy Run 6miles@8:10, Sat:- Rest, Sun:-LSR 12miles @8:10.

So far there has only been two session's over the 8 weeks of Speedwork Dist:-8 miles incl warm, 4x1600@6:25 w/800 jogs.( which I found shockingly hard by the way!!)

Should I be including more speed sessions? I know its probably a little late to ask now as the half is only 4 weeks away but I am really hoping to beat my Pb of 1:38 that I did in March this year, and my 10K PB that I got in May of 42:35. Any training  tips for the future would be great.

Thanks for any help.

Pre race warm up

Posted: 14/05/2012 at 18:12

Snap! I eat the same porridge with milk, blackberries and blueberrys!  

Wow Sub 40, fair play, I can't seem to get anywhere near that!  10K is not my preferred distance, and I only got 5 weeks notice for this 10K its to do with my work  and the Queens Jubilee, so havn't trained specifically for it, I always run about 30 miles a week so just threw in a few intervals and speed sessions.  Really hoping to get close to 42mins but we shall see!  

Sounds like you could give me some advice!  So whats your plan of attack race day? Do you just go for it or take it steady all the way?  

Pre race warm up

Posted: 14/05/2012 at 12:36


I wouldn't try anything new for breakfast, Just run on what you would normally eat.  As for training this week, It really depends on what level of training you have been doing?  I would personally do 3 runs, maybe a four mile and two, three mile runs all easy?  

I'm running a 10K on Thursday, I ran 8 miles yesterday, 5 tonight, 5 tomorrow and I'll rest weds, it just depends on your previous training.

Is it the bristol 10K you are running?  Good luck and enjoy the race! 



Frenchay 10K

Posted: 19/03/2012 at 10:46
I'm running this one, its very local to me so pretty much run the route once a week. Havn't run cotswalds 10K so can't compare but I can tell you this is undulating, it has two okish hills but you finish on a pretty major one - so save your legs for the finish!!

Bristol 10K will be a breeze after this!

Its a great race so enjoy and good luck!

Bath Half Marathon

Posted: 12/03/2012 at 17:12
Hi all, I ran yesterday thought it was very overcrowded and the start was awful, for whatever reason we were held back just inside the runners village for what seemed like ages only to be told to hurry up as the race started 7 mins ago! Did anyone else have problems with the start?

Was really gutted, I spent the first 7 miles battling the congestion! I think this is why my garmin shows 13.34 miles as I literally was running amongst spectators and swerving around! Did my first mile in 9.45mins as I could not move for runners and then had to absolutely go for it to get a 1:38.
Last year was no where near as crowded am sure they didn't block so much of the roads off last time. The course has just got to big now for a two lap race. Crowd support was amazing as always though

Half Marathon 3 weeks to go

Posted: 04/03/2012 at 11:31
Agree with what mathschick says, you will def do the distance on the day but I suppose it depends on what you are after i.e do you just want to complete the course or do a certain time, if you are after doing a time then I would follow a training plan.

I use the 'smartcoach' on here which you can find under the training tab, you can personalise it by putting in how easy/hard you want to train, and for how long etc, i find it really good, you have 3 weeks left to get some quality training in, but obviously take it easy you don't want a repeat of the injury!

Good Luck!

1/2 marathon training

Posted: 20/02/2012 at 14:16
Hi Martin, your half times are close to mine, my first was 1:56, 1:42 at Bath, then i got 1:39:08 at bristol.
I followed a 10 week sub 1:45 training plan, which is basically running 4 times a week total mileage was 28-32 miles a week. Typical week was:-
Mon:- Rest
Tues:- Easy Pace 5 miles (incl 6x60m strides)
Weds:- Rest
Thrs:-Race Pace 7 miles (incl 3x1 mile @7.30mins + 6x60m Strides)
Fri:- Easy 4 miles (i'd normally incorporate a few hills)
Sun:- Long run 10 miles (went up to 13)

Im training for Bath in 3 weeks and have used the smartcoach programme on here, which is custom built it is more intensive, I' running 5 times a week and 35 miles but I'd love to beat my last time!

Good Luck with your training!
Doh! I've just seen that you posted this ages ago!! Hopefully you are sorted by now!!
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