Hands up. I made a rookie mistake. Too much too soon after no training for a few weeks.
My runs were going ok this week, unusually sore calves on Tuesday morning after my 6 mile easy run on Monday. So rest day Tuesday.
Then Wednesday a few easy runs, totalling 10 miles and a 4 mile run on Thursday. A rest day on Friday meant I’d done 4 runs in 5 days. I felt ok on the runs, but had clearly lost some level of fitness.
Then Saturday I couldn’t miss the opportunity to do a longish run with my brother Ewen. And about 6 miles in I started to feel a niggle in my right hip flexor. I can run through niggles, so I kept going. Problem was it turned into a pain. I can run through pain too. I know I shouldn’t, but I did.
I’ll take some rest from running at the start of next week, and instead get into other stuff like swimming and a bit of strength work.
If it’s not right on Thursday and into the weekend I’ll probably need to seriously reconsider my entry into the SS6 and maybe give it up. I’m not up for running 15.4 miles if I haven’t trained for it and I’m either injured or not ready. It’s just not worth it.
We’ll see how it goes. 🙂