I've been struggling with a groin strain for more than a month now. Around two weeks before Thanksgiving, I strained it, and took a week off. I tried running again, and it still hurt, so I took another week off. The week after that, track started, so I ran twice the week before. It seemed to still be getting better, but then I must've hurt it worse during the first couple of practices, because it got worse. I started seeing a physical therapist, and I've had four visits. He's given me strength exercises and stretches to do 2x per day, and also, he's done A.R.T. on the strain. It's improved A LOT, and he told me this weekend I could start running again, albeit slowly. So today, I did a fifteen minute run on the track. It felt maybe 85-90% better. My quad was tight, and especially afterward, the area where the strain was felt a little bit tender and raw. Now, I'm icing it. On Sunday, as long as it feels okay, I'm going to try another ten-fifteen minute run. How long do you think it will take me to get back to be able to run normally again? How should I progress to running longer distances? How will I know when I'm ready?