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.