I have a half marathon on May 18th, so about a week and a half from now. I'm new at this. On Sunday, I ran about 13.5 miles at a fast (for me) pace as a race day simulation. On Monday, I ran about 8 miles at a slower pace. I am used to those distances, though maybe not back to back. Yesterday, I didn't run because I went to move my daughter home from college. At some point yesterday, my right leg started to bother me. At first I thought it was soreness in the quad. That's how it feels when I walk--sore and stiff. I later pinpointed the pain to a very specific spot closer to my hip. It's at the side of the thigh near the front approximately where the femur would meet the pelvis, I think. It's definitely sore to pressure there. Even though I feel it as quad soreness when I walk, the quad is not sensitive at all to pressure. It seems to be worse when first walking after sitting for a while and then it gets a little better. I don't have pain around the knee. I have not tried running on it yet. It's not bothered by squats or lunges. I definitely feel it if I swing my leg across my body. It doesn't hurt with the regular quad or hamstring or hip stretches that I do. It hurts getting into a cross-legged sitting position but not once I'm there.
Any tips? Should I try some light running or rest it another day or two?
I will admit that I didn't stretch as well as I normally do after the last two runs, but I did cool down and stretch some.
I'm posting from my phone, so I hope that there aren't typos that make this too unreadable.
Thanks for any advice that you can give me!
from Central NYS
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