August 30, 2005
taking a cue from Alison
Or, if I blog about it, it will go away...
This afternoon I headed to a high school for one of Pfitzinger's rare track workouts (6x600). There was a foootball practice going on so I ran a longer-than usual warmup hoping they'd get done and I could do the 600s in peace. 200m into the first item I felt my left hamstring tear, or pull, maybe just cramp, but I knew I had to stop right away. I muttered oh shit, eased up and trotted the rest of the way round the track. Packed my things and drove home, and now I've got the capsaicin cream and ace bandage going, and I'm trying to keep the leg out straight so the hamstring won't contract.
I don't know what this is or whether a night in an ace badnage will take care of it. I feel a little bad for missing a workout (more than a recovery slog, too). But on the other hand, last year I kept running on the initial twinge which became a pain, then an ache, and then eventually a stress fracture. Not only did I keep running on it, but I kept trying to make up for all the hard workouts I'd missed because it hurt too much to run. I need to keep this in mind before I try to include a 6x600 within the 15-miler I have scheduled tomorrow morning.
Posted by joe positive at August 30, 2005 7:14 PM
Good luck with your hamstring. Don't worry about missed workouts, just worry about getting it healthy again! I hope your sensible reaction today pays off.
Posted by: Alison at August 30, 2005 9:27 PM