14 May 2012


Down and (hoping not to be) out

Pulled a hamstring during SIS cross country race. Legs were just not accustomed to cross country terrain, such as wet grass field with mud up to calf high.

Visited physio, masseur and had RICE (both the acronym and food staple!) in the last 2 weeks, but I am still hamstrung !!

Accordingly, training was negatively affected. Most runs are only in 30-40mins in duration, so my fitness level is evaporating rapidly. Still trying to run with a bit of intensity here and there up to the point where my hammy said no.

Unless the injury heals up, I don’t think I will be in shape to attack my 5k/10k PB in London. With only 3 weeks left, not sure how much training I can do until then. Most likely, I’ll run the races purely for sightseeing.

Anyone got any tips for hamstring injury? I think it’s still a grade 1 since it doesn’t hurt whilst walking or jogging.

Mon 30/04: 40mins easy + strides
Tue 01/05: XC race. Quit after 3km due to injury (see above)
Wed 02/05: Off
Thu 03/05: 45mins with 6*400m (82-87 secs), 1min rec
Fri 04/05: 45mins easy
Sat 05/05: 48mins with 2*10mins tempo, 3mins rec
Sun 06/05: 78mins easy

Total 54 km for the week

Mon 07/05: Off
Tue 08/05: 40mins easy
Wed 09/05: Off
Thu 10/05: 36mins easy + hill strides
Fri 11/05: off
Sat 12/05: 55mins with 5*1k (av 3.51), 90secs rec
Sun 13/05: off

Total 27 km for the week