A few weeks ago, I suddenly started getting glute/groin pain around Mile 3 of my runs. I took a couple days off running, tried again, and the same pain would pop up around Mile 3-4. Then I took a week off running and tried again. Pain came around Mile 3-4 like clockwork. How freaking FRUSTRATING!!!
This past Thursday, I decided that taking a break from running was not helping my groin/glute pain, so I needed to try something else. To be honest, my butt has been feeling a little jacked up first thing in the morning, so I thought I’d be diligent about warming up before my run and see if that helped anything.
Thursday morning, I foam rolled, did some glute activation exercises, and even walked for twelve minutes. Then off I went for a run...
What do you know? At Mile 3 I felt an “awareness” in my groin. I stopped a half mile after that because the pain was definitely there.
**Note: This is not debilitating pain I wouldn’t be able to run through. However, you all know I DON’T RUN THROUGH PAIN because I don’t want it to get worse or sideline me for longer than it would have if I had just taken it easy.**
Mentally, I had prepared to not be able to run 4 miles. I already had my jump rope, towel, water, and deck of cards laying out in my driveway so I could bang out a deck of cards workout to finish up my exercise for the day. Oddly, jumping ripe, burpees, and mountain climbers do not bother my groin at all. In fact, my groin and butt stopped hurting right after I stopped running…
… but then when I sat at my desk at work an hour later, my groin and butt pain came back.
I thought it was weird my glute and groin pain were happening at the same time, so I Googled “are glute and groin pain related?” (I know you’re not supposed to Google our symptoms. The last time I Googled symptoms I ended up racing to Urgent Care, convinced I had a blood clot.)
A lot of stuff came up for piriformis and sciatica problems… But I don’t get pain radiating down the back of my leg or anything. I just get groin pain at Mile 3 and then ass pain throughout the day. I do feel a little jacked up in the morning.
What do you all think!!?? I’m gonna ask my PT about it.