55 YO male. Very active, very healthy. Recently retired in March. For the past month or so I've noticed a dull ache in my lower right side of my back. Nothing unusual about it other than it would kinda comes and go. Intensity is very low. It began to bother me more during a 14k [8.6 mile> race for the last couple of miles. The dull ache was a bit more intense and over a greater area. Didn't affect my performance but the fact I noticed it at a very high level of activity was unusual.
Like I said, I'm very active, I've averaged over 3000 running miles for the last three years. I've competed since I was in my early 20's. I'm 5'7" / 139 lbs. BMI - 21.8 / low body fat. The only possible [simple> explanation for my pain is that instead of working 40 hour weeks I'm now spending most of my day camped on the sofa watching TV / on-line. I'm running twice a day and sometimes seek in a 3rd XT session but I'm spending a lot more time sitting than I have for the past 33 years.
The discomfort hasn't gotten to the point I feel it merits an office visit but at the same time I don't want to assume it's just simple muscle soreness. I'm actually more concerned about this affecting my upcoming half marathon than anythng. I tweaked my back a few years ago changing a tire and got relief via acupuncture but this isn't anywhere as debilitating as that. I'm running 70-80 miles per week whereas I couldn't do that with strained my back. Thanks in advance.View Thread
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