Response from Derek L. Hope he doesn’t mind me posting here, but it was exactly what I needed to hear.
“if you don’t mind me saying, looking at you weekly mileage that I had seen on your blog, you are an injury waiting to happen…training is ALL about consistency…doing the same thing over and over…build/race/recovery…you can’t have weeks of 35 followed by weeks of 100, 80…consistency, Nichole!”
“…as it pertains to your hip, I would take some time off…NO running for the rest of the week…5 minute ‘test’ run on Sunday? Stay fit by pounding the bike/ski/core…and lift…if you play your cards right, you can come back stronger/faster…but you need to rest that hip…if an activity bothers it, DON’T do it! “
Ok, Ok, I’ll take some more time completely off. And yes, I need to make some changes. Good to realize it now.