Friday, February 22, 2008


BAA Marathon Course Run
This time the snow wasn't as big of an issue. . .
Loring Arena to Mile 3 and back with a lead to Ebenezer's on start.
4M-3M 7:44 strong wind heading out to Ashland
3M-4M 7:31 good downhill
4M-5M 8:11 starting to feel slow
5M-6M 8:53 time to throw in the towel

That was Thursday, Wednesday was a second run on the treadmill for 5 miles. Today also 5 miles on the mill.

Great Concern. My wife has been prompting me to call the Doctor. I finally did but had to leave a message as it's after hours. That link is a Let's Run thread titled "Anyone ever had a "Sports Hernia" aka: "Sportsman's hernia", "Gilmore's groin", or ". This could be my issue, but I need to read more, there are 58 pages starting from 2004 to today!

Anyone have experience with this to share?


  1. Wow Mark, I am sorry to hear of this malady. I hadn't heard of this before so I went to Wikipedia to look it up. What struck me was this phrase in the entry: "A hernia [that] cannot be found on physical examination or medical imaging". So an initial examination may not bring resolution or direction. Ugh!

    Let's hope your Dr. has some experience with this so he can determine if this is the cause. Good luck!

  2. I agree with Andrew. Injuries of this sort are incredible difficult to accurate diagnose. Two years ago I was convinced that I had the infamous “Gilmore’s/athletes groin”. To this day, I still don’t actually know what I had (despite the usual circuit through PCP’s, specialists, X-ray’s, and MRI’s). What helped me? Who knows. About the only thing I can directly attribute my recovery to is using the “Sacrowedgy”. I’m not recommending this to you because I don’t know your actual symptoms but I’m just sharing what helped me. Good luck with this Mark. I hate to hear about this. It CAN be overcome.

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