Monday, September 23, 2013
Okay, I ran 9 miles yesterday. Before 7 miles, I felt a strain in my hips. I believe it was the the adductor brevis muscle?
then around 7.5 miles, I started getting a lot of outside to the bottom front knee pain, only in the left knee. I had to walk. Taking long strides helped with the tightness of what I believe was the the adductor brevis. After a few minutes, I was able to run again for about 5-10 minutes and the knee pain came back, issuing another walk break.
Has anyone else dealt with this? I have a 1/2 marathon on the 5th. Following the Hal Higdon's plan and not sure if I should try to run the 10 mile run this weekend or back off?
I know this could also be the IT Band, but I definitely felt the pain in the front of the hip/inner thighs. The knee pain was the resulting ouch factor.
It could also be the pectineus muscle, which is similiar to the adductor brevis, this one is from front of hip to back of thigh bone. Both muscles are in the Adductor group.
Another muscle I found (trying to figure out from where the pain/stretching felt to pictures) is the obturator Internus.
ANYHOO... I'm thinking it's inner/lower pelvic muscles that might have caused an imbalance in the stride? Or if you have had this pain, was it just the IT band? My thighs had no pain at all.
The awesome part of this run, is that after running almost 2 hours, I was NOT out of breath at all! Just a little gimpy!
Sigh, I think I answered my own question! It probably is the IT Band:
Hip or knee pain, or both. Specifically, pain on the outer side of the knee where the bone bumps out above the joint, or on the outer side of the hip. The pain usually starts after 10 minutes of running. Walking usually causes no pain.