My journey as a long distance runner who started the sport later in life.
I won’t say that my hip feels totally better, but it has definitely improved to the point of not being a concern since I retired my old purple Asics Gel-Kayano 19s.Those shoes had close to 400 miles on them, so that is within the realm of possibly being the culprit. I know that many runners suffer from chronic IT band problems, and I guess I am now one of them.
I was a little nervous about trying these Asics Gel-Kayano 21s. As every runner knows, new versions of old trusty shoes can sometimes render them uncomfortable and therefore unsuitable. These new Asics have a little over 16 miles on them to date, and they are serving me well.
The one exercise I have yet to return to is planking, and the @PlankPolice tell me I need to get a foam roller so that I can return to being hard CORE instead of hard SNORE for #PlankADay. I know that many runners use a foam roller as part of their regular routine, especially for IT ban problems. I guess I should really get on that, but the new school year just started, so I am not sure when!