I ran yesterday for the second time this week after a close to 6 week break following a hamstring pull. It's great to be back!! Now, to prepare for the Odyssea 10km in Paris in 10 days!! I hope I can find my form again quickly am I am building up slowly - 3km on Monday and 4km yesterday. I realised how hard it is not to run during this period of forced rest, so 'bon courage' as they say in France to all of you who are on the sidelines recovering from an injury. Be patient, and you will run again!
Back on board after hamstring pull! Yippee - Couch to 5K
thanks LadyP33. Running in Paris is lovely, although now it is dark and I go early, I don't get to see much. And my park ends up looking like a London park after a while
Looking forward to a run in the Bois de Vincennes on Sunday for a charity run though. Have fun in your park which I am sure is lovely.
Sorry for the delayed reply Tomas - I have been out of circulation for a bit (but still running
I eventually stopped running for just under 4 weeks. I tried to stop for a week a couple of times, but after running even a short while I was back to square one, so I figured it was going to take longer in the end if I kept trying to short circuit the healing process. I did RICE and had some physio sessions too where she used ultrasound and some other kind of electrical thing which apparently is supposed to speed up the 'fusing' process. I am lucky as I in Paris where it is easier to get access to Phsyio treatment. I hope you are making progress. I am running a 10k on Sunday with very little training (3k, 4k and 3 x 7-8ks over the past couple of week), so I intend to just do it slowly and steadily. Other tips, from my physio, are pretty obvious, but I am really making sure I do them religiously now: warm up, stretch, run, cool down, stretch, have water and some food before going out + hamstring strengthening exercises. Good luck