I did not manage to do any interval or hill training and certainly not a Rory. A total of 45km for the week, week is far too low. However I did not think it sensible to do more until I found out the root cause of the pain in the hernia region.
Last Monday I had seen my Haus Arzt, think GP, she told me to see the specialist.
So this Monday I went to see the surgeon who operated on me.
He told me, after an exhaustive examination, that there was no issue with the hernia operation itself. In fact he was quiet pleased with how it was healing.
The tenderness comes from my spermatic cord and associated nerves and muscles.
Prior to operation muscles were quite lose in the region. Now things are firmed up, the nerve is not used to the tension.
In all probability the nerve will get used to it and pain will subside.
He wants me to make a note for the next four weeks of the level and frequency of the pain. If it is bothersome then he can give me an injection of cortisone and pain relief, but he prefers to wait. injection. But he rather it went away.
So good news and I just need to toughen up a little bit more