For forever, I've been an "on again" / "off again" runner. I never stayed with a schedule for more than 2 weeks because of sloth.
Starting 2 months ago, I started running 3 miles 6 time per week. I'm fast and loving it. This Sunday, I upped my daily mileage from 3 to 6 miles. Now, at about mile 4, I keep getting some kind of weird discomfort where my left leg connects to the hip. I keep going with no trouble. But, I am thinking that something is just not right. I'm seriously worried this involves my joint? cartilage? bone?
- For years. walking or running, my shirt collars always bunch-up next to my neck on the right side, and fall-off to the left (exposing like half my left shoulder).
- I am right-handed and right-footed.
- I had a bike accident 6 years ago that broke my left clavicle, but no noticeable hip damage.
- I think that, to a lesser degree, I had this shirt collar issue before the clavicle break.
To maybe fix this hip issue, I am going to try to use my left leg, more than my right leg, for propulsion and lift. The role of the right leg will become more about balance. Do runners normally think about the role of each leg?
A right-handed person has a stronger right leg, right? There must be asymmetry when you run. And, at the least, some sort of asymmetry is revealed in my shirt collar. Maybe, the asymmetry is causing the hip soreness as well? I need to adjust and adjust until my shirt collar stops falling completely to the left?