Thursday, December 2, 2010

Almost Normal Again

It has been about 3 and half weeks since pulling my right hamstring.  My latest workouts include 3 miles easy on Tuesday, November 23rd, 6 miles easy on Sunday, November 28th, and 3 miles today.

When I ran on November 23rd, there was a little pain in my hammie, but it felt good to get out there.  I ran 1 mile as a warmup and just wanted to see what I could do.  I ran 8 laps and started to feel tired.  Coincidentally, my leg started to tighten up, so I finished up lap 9 and called it a night.

On Sunday, November 28th, I did 2 miles as a warmup.  I did 1 lap around Lake Eola (1 mile) and there were too many people walking around the park.  I kept having to change direction to avoid running into people and that was causing a little pain.  Running straight forward didn't hurt though.  I went to the track around the block at Howard Middle School and did another 12 laps around the track.  6 miles total.

Tonight, I ran 2 laps as a warmup followed up by 4x100 striders.  The striders was my test to see if I could run an actual workout with the group.  It felt great.  NO PAIN!!!  So the workout was 20 minutes comprised of 1 minute at 5k pace alternating with 1 minute of jogging.  I was able to keep up with a couple other runners, so it was a success and no pain throughout the entire workout.

I didn't feel like I could fully give it everything again, though.  I think it will be a couple more weeks before I am completely back to form.


The Green Girl said...

I'm sorry you aren't 100% but it's good to hear you are back in the game.

kizzy said...

just keep going...i know you can make it..good luck!

--I prefer running without shoes. My toes didn't get cold. Besides, if I'm in front from the start, no one can step on them. ~Michelle Dekkers - marmot