I am training for a half marathon in April and am now up to a 5 mile long run. When I was at 4 miles (two weeks ago) I felt great following my run and stretch, but I've noticed over the last two weeks of running 5 miles, even though I stretch, I feel SO stiff (esp. in my hips) the rest of the day and into the next. While I kind of expect this first thing in the morning, I was just sitting on the couch for about 20 minutes, stood up, and almost fell over from the painful stiffness in my hips! (I finished my run just a few hours ago.)
Any thoughts of recommendations? Do I just need to stretch more? Anyone have any good stretches that focus on the hips? Nothing else (knees, calves, quads) seems to hurt so much!