Hip pain when pushing for speed

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Ok, I run and am currently trying to run 2.5 km in 11 minutes. I’ve added speed intervals in my running program to assist with reaching my goal.
Problem: every time I incorporate the speed intervals, I get pain in my left hip! It’s right at the hip bone on my left side. When I touch it, it feels bruised (so I don’t touch it). Walking hurts, and it’s uncomfortable when I sleep and roll over during the night.
What is this? What can I do to prevent this from happening, but still work on my speed?
Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!

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    It’s right on the bone, maybe slightly behind the bone.
    It’s irritating, after the run (as that’s when it starts) and for a few days following. I notice it a lot when I’m waking or switching positions in bed.
    It doesn’t wake me up really, except for the first night following – because it is uncomfortable. It just prevents me from getting that deep sleep, that is so needed.
    I figured out it’s the turns on the track. Running counter-clockwise and making the left turns, my lean is putting pressure on the hip causing the pain.
    I have a feeling I should use the track for my long distance slow runs, but not for my speed intervals. Perhaps that’ll make a difference.
    I’ve been off for a few days, so tonight when I run again, I’ll just avoid doing the speed work rounding the corner, and see if that helps.
    What are your thoughts on this?


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    Hello Yvonne,

    When you say the pain is on your hip bone do you mean the front or the side?

    What sort of pain is it? And is it constant?

    Does it wake you during the night too?

    Sorry for all the questions, just wanted to get a bit of a clearer picture.



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