I have been unable to run at all for over a month due to hip flexor pain. It came on gradually during July when I was doing quite high mileage training for a half marathon. I backed off but it continued to get worse until I couldnt even run a few steps without intense pain. For the past 4 weeks I have been doing a bit of cycling and stationery bike but no running/impact exercise. My hip is now much better to walk on (though still twinges when I put full weight on it) however when I try to run - even a few steps - it starts hurting immediately. How long can I expect to wait before it recovers? I have been stretching and using a foam roller, is there anything else I can do to speed things up?
I'm running a HM in 6 weeks. I've just been away travelling for 2 weeks and dropped my training considerably- I only managed around 3 short runs during this time. Before that I was running 6 times a week including a long run of around 20k. How fast can I build back up to my previous level? I feel like I am starting from scratch and am worried about getting injured such a short time before the race. Thanks!