August 16

Half-marathon training
Week one, day three

Normally today would have been another 2.5 miles but I had to stick to the 1/2 mile listed on my schedule. The twinge in my hip Tuesday has turned into a full-on “OW.” So I ran 1/2 mile, walked 1/2 mile, and finished my workout on the bike.

This has happened before and usually means I was lax on my stretching earlier in the week. The first time it happened I tried to run through it and ended up not being able to run at all for a few weeks. Now I just need to get it better in time for Saturday’s group training run.

I think it’s my IT band. Yeah, I know, “dammit, Liz, you’re a lawyer, not a doctor.” On the other hand, I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

So, stretching, advil, maybe some ice. Any of my runner friends had this problem before or have any specific advice?

About Elizabeth

Running and thinking about life one step at a time.
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