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Hamstring warning

CatMo13
CatMo13Graduate
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The day after my last run I got a few sharp twinges in my hamstring behind the knee. I’ve been doing a lot of yoga and what with that and the running I’m now scared I’m gonna get another injury! I’ve taken two rest days.

Do you think I should have more rest days? Or risk a slow run ?

Thanks guys . Send ( sorry Circle ref 😂)

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

May be worth resting a little more... maybe physio.

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CatMo13
CatMo13Graduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thank you 🙏🏻 well yes I was thinking I may get a sports massage. 🤔 What’s not to like 😁

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator
in reply to CatMo13

Can’t go wrong there!

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CatMo13
CatMo13Graduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

You know what how can this be happening.. literally last time I graduated I couldn’t run after and now again!!

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to CatMo13

Rest up, have the massage and tell the masseur/masseuse about the pain in detail.

When you start running again just keep your pace nice and slow and don't be tempted to stride out.

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CatMo13
CatMo13Graduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you yes good advice . I don’t want to mess with hamstring warnings 🙂

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AlphaExecDave

A few weeks ago I pulled my soleus muscle. Rested up for a couple of days, had a decent massage, and then rested a couple more days. Then I ran on it... and made it worse!

This then put me out for two weeks before I felt confident to run on it. When I finally did, I took it dead slow, so test the water.

So my advice, from previous bad experience.... would definitely be rest!!! Walk by all means, but just don’t run. That said, the frustration is a tough one to deal with!!!

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CatMo13
CatMo13Graduate
in reply to AlphaExecDave

Oooo blimey even after the massage and rest it got worse . Okay . I’m gonna heed these warnings and take your experience on board too. Hope you’re all better now!

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AlphaExecDave
AlphaExecDaveGraduate
in reply to CatMo13

Think I thought that once the pain was just a niggle, I’d be ok to take it gently. Went out and did a 4k, aiming for a 5k, and as soon as I hit 4k it just “snapped” and it was the best I could do to hobble home. It was my body just saying “too soon” I guess.

Proper rest is frustrating once you’re a runner... but I was glad that I did completely stop for two weeks, I must admit.

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Outofpuff
OutofpuffGraduate

The best advice I had on here was to see a physio and in doing so (and having three courses of laser treatment) I know they got me back on my feet quicker than I would have been without. IMO you should always follow advice from @IannodaTruffe! Really feel your frustration - fingers crossed you get it sorted quickly - and not too expensively!

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