Generally I'm 25mpw with one 25mi bike ride and a swim session every other week. Enough to run 5k's and do sprints and occasional Olympic.
During recovery I had some setbacks - about 10 weeks in I had to revisit the doc because I overdid it one weekend. He told me to back off but the repair was still solid. Then two weeks ago out of nowhere - well I say out of nowhere because I was feeling good and ran a few consecutive days of 4mi trail runs, not anything crazy to me - I felt extreme tightness on both sides, up by the inside hip flexors. I ran 3mi one morning and by lunch my groin on the opposite side (left) was killing me. 6/10 on the pain scale, hurt to walk.
I thought it was just tight hip flexors, I took a day off, got a little better, but doing hip flexor lunge-stretches seems to make things worse, not stretch them to make them better. I can really feel something bad in that left hip flexor area when I do a trunk turn towards my right side.
When I had the left side hernia, I felt a true "pop" one morning putting on my socks and my right nut ached for days. This time around, my balls don't ache, I have no pain when coughing, but it feels like I've got a strain or tear in the left ab/groin/hip-flexor. While running I'm ok - I feel a twinge or two down there, but no sustained pain - I can generally continue to run and it goes away.
Anyone else feel super tight on the opposite side of their repair?