I have finally found the fairly obvious source of my on again, off again hip pain. Its the road dummy!
More specifically, the camber. On my 5 this morning I found I could induce an ache in either hip at will depending on which side of the road I ran.
It’s strange, I don’t remember it last year like this and this year, I’m a bit lighter and a bit faster. Time to run down the middle of the road methinks, if I get run over, at least they’ll say, hey, he had good hips!
Anyhoo, panic over. My father had a hip replacement at 47. It looks like my sister is going to need one soon. Dashing her hopes of London marathon glory for a few years. She’s devastated, I feel so bad for her.
I have just printed out my training plan for Chicago, cos, at heart Im a pen and paper kind of guy. That and I cant see all of it on my phone at once.
Im already having to mod it to fit pesky things like work, kids and life in around runs. With the Denver Tri postponed to Sept, Im having to double up with swims and rides. This is getting as busy as last years Boulder 70.3 training.
Im not complaining thou, as a side effect, I can now fit into the bright orange Nike running top I bought in the sales in January without looking like the pilsbury dough boy. I just need some snow so I can run in it.
Nothing worse than being 2 miles out from home and realizing that, yes, you really did need to go before you left, doh!
… that is the question. Whether tis nobler … yeah anyway enough bastardizing the bard. I got a boo boo on the back on my foot from running in sweat and rain laden Lansing. Annnd no one in this house; I mean no one, is even remotely sympathetic! I HAVE A BOO BOO!
I did not notice it at the time but its a small ‘cut’ where, I think the top of my ankle sock got together with my Asics and took sweet revenge on the wearer for getting them un-necessarily wet.
I have band aided it up and its not rubbing. I’m hoping I can last for a hilly three. I have a boo boo people and Im going running! Give it up for me!