Thursday, December 10, 2009

Running Question

Ok, I've been very lucky to have never have any major running injury. And I've been playing this game for quite awhile now. But lately, right below my hip bones (side butt area?) I've been stiff/just a bit of pain, in both legs. Not so bad that I am unable to run, but it's just really annoying. Anyway, it used to hit me around mile 12 or so. But yesterday, it kicked in around mile 5 of a 7 mile run. Anyone else have his tightness? I'm going to start up yoga again, hoping that this will help out. :)

Random picture of the day -




You KNOW you are in Panama City Beach when you see this awesomeness! Business in the front...party in the back!

12 comments:

Judi said...

if it's butt, it's probably sciatica. go get a deep tissue massage or go to a bikram yoga class.

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

hmm i can't quite tell from your description, but maybe either hip flexors, or if it's more outside, tensor fascia lata ...which is actually the opposite end of ITB problems (its basically where the itb starts)...common in runners! Nice mullet sighting!

Chloe said...

thanks Judi...I'm hopefully going to a bikram class tonight!

Heather: That is what one of my training partners said. I'm just going to hope that yoga helps out!

Thanks for the help guys!

Amanda said...

from what you describe, piriformis syndrome. i had some of the same issues. my massage therapist would get in deep and work it out...and that was painful too. I haven't had issues in a while, but i think it was a combo of run bike...

ps - love my zoots. have both trainers and racers. not much support, but depends how much you need. I wore the trainers for even IM and was fine. oh, i also have a wide foot so i'm not sure how the lacing system would work on narrow...

Xavi Garcia said...

Clhoe,

I had that injury...and changed my running shoes, but, still not sure if is solved...very little running!

Take care,

"XTB" Xavi from Hong Kong!

Jennifer Harrison said...

Sounds like you are SUPER TIGHT - usually that area is (what others said) TFL, periformis or ITB insertion at the hip....all basically tight due to tight gluts/hammies and hip flexors so loosen that up, Chloe! Yoga and stretching! And, if you happen to be on your TT bike NO AERO position....! HOPE you feel better soon! :)

Missy said...

Periformis - nice way of saying you have a tight ass. Get on it right a way. I had it and it turned into sciatica because it locked down on that nerve, sucked!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I had a friend talk about the same pain, He went several adjustments, electrotherapy and some stretching lessons.

Amy said...

Ditto to what everyone else said. Siatica or Periformis. Get a massage. That's what I battled trainging for IMKY.

Love the pic. Hilar.

SimonSays said...

Piriformis mixed with a little sciatica - been battling it for about a year now. Stretch, stretch, stretch! I've visited the chiropractor too! It works wonders!!! Massage helps too - but it feels more like torture! Take it easy!

Heidi Austin said...

also i along with the ITB is a bursae which can be compressed by your ITB and TFL. (called trochanteric bursitis if it's more lateral)

Kim said...

I see some really good comments on here so I think you got some good advice. I hope yoga does help with the tightness and you figure it out! I too don't get injured much from just overuse but things can crop up once in awhile. LOVE the random pic..hey..you have a lot of those in Pittsburgh too!! Gotta love the mullet!