Posted: 14/12/2014 at 11:59
Jools -- "maybe it's a back, psoas or hip flexor issue?" -- ahh, I think you're onto something there for my additional right-thigh problem. TBH I didn't understand how the lower back and upper thigh were connected until last night -- maybe that's why someone was shouting "psoas" at me at the club party, but I couldn't hear them over the music... anyway, my lower back was very stiff after an extended ride on Thurs pm, but scrunching over to stretch it something went "pop" and it was miraculously cured. But the next day the hip flexing on the right was suddenly lame, so maybe I overextended something a tad. Sorry, all very tedious, but I'm learning still. Anyway, that new problem seems to have faded away again already.
Thought about biking today but it was a bit icy. Instead I figured that I had lower and upper pace bounds (running at 7 m/M causes problem; walking at 20 m/M doesn't), so I tried an ultraslow jog to split the difference (binary chop in computing terms). Sorry TR but ended up doing 10M, but at about 10:25/M (well wrapped up), and felt good for it. Helped loosen my back too (a bit stiff again beforehand). Aware still sometimes of something not quite right, but really not bad, so hopefully it did more good than harm.
Hope those racing have had good ones...