……Things had been going so well. Knocked a cheeky 20 seconds off the MK parkrun this weekend! Result! Only 3 weeks back but ticking along lovely….
…. then this weekend I hit up the gym with my mate Rose for an abs session. He decides it would be good incorporate the rower as active recover between sets, a great ideal! But then during the 4th set of mountain climbers I hear a slight pop in the Hamstring and feel instant pain in the back of the leg. Hobbling home, I set the ice and the Ibuprofen on my injured leg. I don’t know how long I will be out but after the first couple of hours I was fearing for the worst.
Looking back it was the lack of warm up has done me over here. I went to the gym and stretched my upper body, went on the X-trainer to get the blood flowing and was ready to lift. It was the change of plan to hit the rower and do mountain climbers which made me forget to stretch my legs. Having smashed a 17:42 5k at MK yesterday, my hamstrings were not ready for the explosive moves of the rower and mountain climbers. The result a quiet pop and pain in the left hamstring,
Luckily that was yesterday, today it’s still very swore and ginger to walk on, but after speaking to a couple of reliable sources and reading countless articles online I think this is a grade 1 or even a 0.5 if possible. Will rest up for 5 days and then see if I can stretch or do something light to stop scar tissue.
This is really really really annoying!!!!!!!! The false starts of 2018 continues! (insert sad smiley).
Anyone who reads this who has done something similar or has any advise please let me know below! Any advise would be greatly appreciated.