>Health and Nutrition>So, I have this pain in my hip.
Needs more cowbell!
Sounds like hip flexor, maybe...? (if you look at any anatomical diagrams can you name the spot that hurts?) I dealt with this when I was a new runner and training for my first HM...trying to increase miles fast and probably overstriding. Stretching can help...and rest. Maybe scaling back and making an effort not to take overly long steps. It's easy to fall into the over-striding trap at first.
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
Chasing the bus
I had something similar this spring as I was increasing volume and running too fast for my experience. Mine was acute, late in a run. I should have stopped, but only had another 1/2 mile to goal...ended up ending early anyway and it costs me. I ended up taking 3 weeks off, seeing doc's and therapists, taking aleve for 4 months...I never did get a good diagnosis. But I'm running on it and up to 33 mpw...doesn't hurt when I run and only rarely twinges otherwise.
It was probably an imbalance due to my form flaws that was aggravated by too much too soon. I doubt any of this helps, unless it gives you incentive to see a doc, take a break, and think positive. it's probably not the end of the world (I was worried it was, at the time).
“You're either on the bus or off the bus.” ― Tom Wolfe, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test