No, before you get excited I’m not running up mountains!
Whilst away on holiday I’ve been super pleased with myself for running every other day. However a couple of days ago I thought I was about to suffer 1st running injury - 😲 . My hip and leg began to hurt a tadge more than just gremlins. So i did what you good folk on here say and listened to my body.
Hurrah problem investigated and reasons found
1 I have one leg slightly longer than the other which tend to cause imbalance in pelvic swing (according to physio and gait analysis confirmed this
2 my regular route has been along the beach which shelves guide a lot at the waters edge
3 ergo on my return journey the longer leg is uphill, causing even more tilt
4 solution move up the beach to more level ground - hoorah no pain and even a 2 second faster pace today
I’m no mountain goat, so the level for me from now on ,
Moral of my story is listen to my body as well as my music whilst running.
Anyone else have a simlar story to tell?