Can now draft posts on my iPhone. Isn't that great? Just don't ask me where I'm sitting as I write this...
So my chiropractor was concerned enough to tell me to come back just 1 week later. Left hip flexor again, showing the effects of running in "mashed potatoes" (snow) for over 30k on a Sunday.
2 mid-week runs on the bike have seen a quick recovery. Last Sunday was a 22k which I did in exactly 2 hours, and only a slight pulling.
The more general lifeless feeling of high levels of fatigue was still there. I know however that strength will return by race day. Before the Harvest Half, it was only 4 or so days beforehand that they roared into life.
I can't wait for the blowtorch sensation to fade, as right now another familiar feeling is reintroducing itself: pre-race excitement. This emotion is one of the many reasons why I run.