For the past few weeks my right hip flexor has been, well irritated.
It's not always uncomfortable, or sore. It's not usually sore when I'm cycling or running. It's not always sore after running...... I don't get it.
I rode 60 mi rides twice in the past week and it was never sore during the rides. I've ran 20mi this week (some in a race) and it's only been sore tonight during the last 1-1.5 mi of a 5 mi loop.
I've been trying to stretch it out while I'm still warm after a run or ride.
It just seems tight and....weak? I'm not sure if thats the right word, as my times and power feels up, but when I lift my right leg to do something simple like put on pants. It feels, I dunno......sore..or tired. something anyway.
Is this normal? I mean I know I haven't always had it feel this way, but is it just building up from all the running and biking I'm doing? Or am I possibly allowing irritation to turn into soreness by not taking a day or so off.
It's not to the point where I'd call it painfull. And it doesnt' seem to be getting worse. It's just sticking with me. Any Ideas?
Let me add, I'm not a long time distance runner. I've only been running fulltime about 8 months.