This pain in my hamstring is a real pain! A few weeks ago I felt a tiny 'twinge' in the back of my thigh on a normal run. I didn't think much of it at the time. Heck, at this age and after all these years running, I'm used to a little pain every now and then. And then it developed into a full-blown hamstring injury
I immediately backed off running in hopes of minimizing the injury and speeding up the healing. Unfortunately I made the mistake of going out for a fast run with some gentle ups and downs and that did me in. It's been a couple of weeks of pain and frustration now and I don't like it one bit!
Recovery has included rest of course (not enough of that but you know me), Naproxin to reduce the inflamation and my secret weapon, Dr. Ho! And to prevent a reoccurance: pre-run stretching. On that last part, we'll see how that goes...I'm notorious for not stretching at all before running but after this hamstring episode I may finally have to change my ways.
Until next time...