Where: Evans Head, NSW
Fri: 11.7.14 - 6.25 km in 35' 04" at 5' 36" per km
Sat: 12.7.14 - 6.90 km in 37' 48" at 5' 28" per km
Tue: 15.7.14 - 6.90 km in 39' 35" at 5' 44" per km
Wed: 16.7.14 - 7.55 km in 42' 46" at 5' 40" per km
Weather: all days mostly sunny, temps around 18 degrees, humidity 30%-50%, wind calm,
Running surface: beach sand, ran bare feet
Recovery: 3 times swim after run in ocean 10 minutes
Where: Black Mountain, Canberra, ACT
Distance: 9.00 km
Time: 98' 19"
Rate: 10' 56" per km ( walk )
Weather: sunny, nice day, temp 14 degrees, humidity 67%, calm
Week: 9.00 km, July: 48.6 km, Year: 1457.6 km
Finally after almost 7 weeks on holidays, arrived back home. From a running point of view, not much happened with only 10 runs, all under 10 kms.
Hip had been a problem in the cold weather, much better when it's warm. Rest has not fixed the main problem, but it has solved several other small problems.
Back home this week, I had my annual medical for my work bus licence and asked the doctor for his opinion on my hip.
After having my left ( problem) leg moved around in all directions, it appears it's not a hip problem. I had hoped it wasn't a bone socket issue which may not have been fixable.
It appears my stronger quads have overtaken the weaker hip flexor/ groin and an imbalance has caused the soreness. The pain has moved down the leg to be in the high quad area.
He advises a few trip to the physio and thinks this may solve the problem. If not, an e-ray/scan may be needed. There is improvement, base endurance is not all lost. The walk today was easy.
Just a matter of slow forward progress. There is a plan in place to increase the base & once pain free, focus on next year's target event.