other guy: "your prescription is for your hamstring, so i'm going to work on that."
michael: "your right hip is all locked up, lets work on hip mobility and hamstring flexibility." (ok, so that was paraphrased - but you get the idea)
two sessions in and i am feeling better (definitely not 100% just yet) but i'm on the road to recovery. he still thinks i have plenty of time to get my training in before november 6, which made me feel a lot better.
tonight: 30 minute run, not worrying about speed or distance. will report back!