same thing actually! hamstring and hip after race to the stones back in july. it was crazy hot so I was reduced to a walk for about 18 hours. my walking technique wasn't great so I was over striding the whole time. then obviously like ever other ultra runner ever simply ignored the problem hoping it would go away with the aid of more running.
the acupuncture last night coupled with ultrasound, massage and tape feels surprisingly good today! I think I might be back in the game
Regarding Mo`s effort....amazing! The first try of ANY distance is a tester, a benchmark and a great lesson. To come 8th on his first try will make him hungry. Expect BIG things over the next few as he learns and adapts. If he was "just another guy" then the commentary would have been different, instead he is treated like a crown jewel and slated for any error.
At the end of the day he is a professional athlete but more importantly, just a guy. He is still young in the marathon world and I really look forward to his progress