I'm training for a 20 mile adventure race. (Rat Race Dirty Weekend to be specific). I've recently upped my running mileage to 8mi each session. Last time I went out it was snowy/icy and I pushed myself fairly hard. The following day (yesterday) and today I've had fairly sore hips. It feels like the pain is coming from deep within actually at the location of the hip joint. It has eased off a lot today and I plan on doing another 8mi session.
What's peoples oppionions on recovery times/next training session while you're still sore?
Hi, I can't answer your questions....However, I have had exactly the same problem! I ran 10 miles last night and the pain would come and go. Only on the right hip, but deep in the lower back / glute. I tried running on it today but gave up due to pain. What have you been doing (apart from resting) to ease the pain?
Firstly, how odd - we appear to have the same surname, Robert!
Thinking back now, Monday was my run. Rest day Tuesday and a 90min cycle ride yesterday.
My pain seems to be equally spread between both hips. I've tried not to rest too much so avoid stiffening up but apart from that, not a great deal.
I do wonder if it was to do with lack of traction in places putting extra strain on supporting muscles to stay balanced. Most of the snow has melted round my way so I'll go for a steadier pace tonight and see how I get on.
Have you both been stretching properly after your runs? I did find that my hips felt slightly stiffer than normal after my long Sunday run (either because it was a LONG run or because of the extra effort of maintaining stability on the snow and ice), but I also did more stretching to compensate as soon as I got back. Sorry if that sounds obvious, but both of you only mention resting and not stretching!
Yeah I did stretch pretty extensively (or at least I thought). Maybe it's worth a go doing a bit more then. I went for another 8 last night at a slower pace. I was certainly stiff/in pain for the first couple of miles and it gradually eased off. I was still in a bit of pain afterwards however.
To be fair, this morning I'm a bit stiff/painful but not as bad as I was. It certainly felt muscular and the pain seemed to be more apparent in the groin yesterday. Definitely worth more time stretching then it seems. I'll give that a go on Sunday.
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