AM - 3.5 miles at lunchtime with lots of rolling/stretching. I noticed yesterday evening and this morning some right hip pain/soreness - which I have noticed a couple of times over the last few weeks. I think it is tied to higher volumes/frequency of treadmill running. I have been doing my main workout at midday and recently have increased the volume - but because it is very hot/humid in the summertime here - I struggle to do those workouts effectively outdoors at that time. Hence, I choose to run on the treadmill - which I think is resulting in too much repetitive workload in the same "static" position. Anyway - to solve for this during the warmer months - I will attempt to shift my main workouts to morning or evening - in order to limit treadmill use. So the easy run at lunchtime today was outdoors and I had no discomfort or soreness during or after. Will try to get a workout done this evening after work, but outdoors.
PM - workout 4 x 800 with a 400 rest; mile warmup and cool down; outdoors in the Fowler Park track. 3:11, 3:05, 3:04 and 3:03. Pleased with the effort. First one was a little off in pacing - but the next 3 were good. Both hips were sore after the last one and though I had thought about doing a few more reps - I thought better of it.