While I know this will be hard to describe and even harder for people to say what I have I thought I would give it a shot. I am currently back packing around NZ so can't afford a physio.
I have had trouble with my right glute before, but this pain is new. After I run, the next day or so, my hip bone feels bruised. If I stand with my leg apart and push my hip to the right side, I get a strange pain on my right hip bone and in the glutes. I have tried rolling a tennis ball in the area and doing all the possible stretches I know. It started after I got myself some new shoes, as my old trainners were causing tight calves.
The pain is not always there, just when I lean into it, or walk up stairs. It feels like my glute or top of the hamstring is tight and knotted but the sensation seems like it stems from my hip joint.
Back in the UK I was seeing a physio as my left Ham was not as long or stretched as my right, and my right side would offer get injured from over compensating for my tight left Hamstring.
I hope some one has some ideas of what this could be and how I can do a self fix.
I am in 3 weeks along with 40,000 others going to line the streets of Manchester for the Great Manchester run. I would really like to see me smash my PB of 40 minutes, and maybe get a Sub 35. I was just thinking if anyone thought this could be possible, or if they have any specific training that i should be doing. I know i should do some speed work etc, but should I just concentrate on this.
My running background is that I started 3 years ago with the Manchester 10K and did it in 55 minutes. I have ran around 9 10K's now on hills, flat terrain. I have also ran several halfs and three marathons. I tend to do a speed session, hill session, long run and then other runs that are normally 5 - 10 miles in length. My speed and hill sessions tend to be 5 miles.
I suppose my question is this... Being that I have the endurance, should I just focus on doing sprints and speed and if I do, what type of pace, distance should I do.
I have also included my first and latest PBs
10K - 55 mins - 40 minutes
13.1 - 1:52 - 1:34
26.2 - 4:27 - 3:41
Any advice would be greatly recieved. I would love to smash another 5 minutes of my PB.