A Top Ten Day for Running – RunLog 5-23-18

I really was not sure how this run going to work, yesterday the hamstring had a bad spell, so I shut down an in-town run after a quarter mile and went back into Planet Fitness and did my rehab exercises.

Not really what I wanted, but sometimes discretion is the better part of valor, besides I know that recovery from a hamstring strain usually takes at least three weeks and it is never a straight line of improvement.

There are going to be days where you have to listen to the body to avoid major setbacks. In other words there are going to be days the hamstring is going to feel like crap and pushing to get a run in, will more than likely screw things back up and you won’t be running well any time soon.

So I did something I seem to be doing more of – listening to the old body.

While I pat myself on the back again ;-), let’s move on to today.

This morning was one of those mythical top 10 weather days, so I really did want to run.

Usually, I determine what my workout for the day actually will be, when I do Bennie’s long walk I get to check out the aches and pains to see how things are doing. The hamstring didn’t feel great, but it felt good enough to plan on a run. Just no major hills, I find that running up “good” hills stress the hammies a bit and I have a few around the house. Continue reading “A Top Ten Day for Running – RunLog 5-23-18”