CONGRATULATIONS! You may not be pleased with your time, but you did an Ironman!! And came in the top 10 of your age group. That's fantastic! Plus, I was really happy to hear your back held up well, that's a big factor. I agree that the weather was against you, and that it probably had something to do with your time, but we need to concentrate on your legs now.
You didn't tell me which of my books you have. There are more treatments for the leg, and especially for the foot, in Treat Yourself to Pain-Free Living
. The ebook is good because you can get it immediately and start working on the muscles.
Your groin pain, piriformis, and calf problems can be all coming from the iliopsoas/quadriceps/quadratus lumborum contractions. Did you do the series of treatments I mentioned in the previous message? There are a few things we can add in, but I need to know that you're doing the other treatments correctly.
Do you have Sombra at home? It's an analgesic gel and it's fantastic for releasing the tension in your muscles. If you don't find it at your local health food store, it's on my shopping cart. Also, I suggest you get two things from either the health food store or from www.boiron.com
. Arnica gel is fantastic for healing bruised muscles, and they have a product that I've shared with Ironman triathletes in my area and they LOVE it. It's called Sportenine and you start taking it while you're in training. It's for cramps, aches, exhaustion, pain, muscular fatigue. You can read about it on their website.
Let me know about the books and we'll start working on your legs so next time you won't have those problems.
Wishing you well,