I know she's female b/c even when she's wrong, she's right
bridesmaid dress) as well as some piriformis stretching prior to running.
I challenge you to do the same. The piriformis is an under-stretched, under-utilized muscle. I bet you hadn't even heard of it before I mentioned it (unless you've studied physiology). It's the muscle that connects your upper body (your sacrum) to your lower body (head of the femur). There are a few ways to stretch the piriformis -- sitting, standing, or on the floor (on your back or using it as leverage), but I highly suggest you become familiar with this muscle. It'll help your hips stay loose when you run. ((And don't forget to rock some warrior poses to work the other hip flexor muscles! ((Warrior I, Warrior II especially))