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Pain in the backside


Juneathon day 12

Since my parkrun on Saturday I’ve been getting a few niggles in my glute muscles similar to the start of my hip/glutes injury problems last summer.  My glutes ached a bit during my run on Sunday morning and didn’t ease after that run and I had a pain in the bum on Sunday evening!

I stretched and foam rolled well before going to BMF yesterday but still had twinges when running especially when I pushed the pace.  So afterwards I had another good stretch and session with the foam roller but still couldn’t ease the painful trigger point deep in my left glute muscle.

All a bit worrying and disappointing as I was looking forward to some longer runs now half-term is over and I’m back in London.  But last night I had an idea and made myself do a full set of all the hip and glute exercises I’ve ever been given from various Physios and Podiatrists plus the ones we’ve done at BMF recently. Jane Fonda would have been so proud!  All with maximum reps so I could feel the burn and everything ached as much as the left glute!  Then I did all the stretches I’ve been given.

It worked!  The painful knot deep in my glute muscle had gone!  And it was still ache free this morning.  I ran 4 miles at average pace and it was much better.  More exercises and stretching on the agenda tonight and I’ll see how I cope at BMF tomorrow particularly when running at full pelt.  Fingers crossed.

I wanted (glutes willing) to run 6 miles today but was short of time after driving my lazy sons to school before going out.  OH had taken a day off so we could visit a family friend in Harpenden for lunch.  I thought about doing a second daily run this evening but after a nice lunch with half a bottle of very good red wine I saw sense and have postponed my experiment with twice daily running to another day!

4.36 miles

Juneathon running total….  48.36miles

Author: fairweatherrunner

West London fair weather runner, British Military Fitness fan, mother of teenage sons and drinker of wine. Sometimes found on the Isle of Wight.

8 thoughts on “Pain in the backside

  1. That’s great news! Take care of that glute!

  2. Awesome! More power to your bum…

  3. Very sensible. You are a example for us all.

  4. Good luck for the future, twice a day is hard both mentally and physically! 🙂

  5. Reblogged this on Land Of Reblogs and commented:
    Ha ha!

  6. Ohhh, good solution. I fear I would have just taken to the couch! Well done.

  7. Ooh Harpenden – you were only 5 miles from me – I was waving!

  8. Am a big fan of foam rollers for injury prevention. Have you thought of adding swimming to your program? A great aerobic, non-impact workout, especially if the niggles are adding up.

    In particular, it’s a great way to loosen out the legs after running. Helps with the post-run aches and pains. Truly a great warm-down.

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