I usually like to read a person's Sparkpage and find out what kind of activities the person does for their workout before giving ANY advice, but your page was unavailable, so I'll just throw a couple of things out there and see if any of it helps.
You sound like an experienced runner, so I'm while I'm not going to rule out IT syndrome, it sounds unlikely. It would manifest itself more on the outside of your leg and knee and would be more of a chronic issue from overuse.
Coach Jen has the most logical advice. If it keeps on bothering you, see a doctor. Start with your regular doctor and perhaps he'll get an x-ray to see if something is going on with your hip or spine.
Before that however, I would check out my shoes. The best running shoes on the market are only good for 3-6 months. They may still look new but the cushioning in the shoe loses it's elasticity and ability to absorb shock effectively after that time. Performance runner's replace their shoes about every 12-16 weeks. Additionally, proper fitting shoes are very important. Many stores (Run-2-Fit comes to mind) have stride analysis now and can suggest several shoes to fit both the shape of your arch and your stride for better comfort and a better running experience.
Worn out or poor fitting shoes can lead to knee, hip and back pain, especially in women. So try a new pair of shoes and see if this doesn't fix the problem.
Good luck and JUICE to YOU!
Edited by: SAILOR64 at: 1/13/2013 (09:48)
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