Saturday, March 3, 2012

Positive Progress

Time: 46:50
Distance: 11.25km
Pace: 4:10/km

I didn't get out the door until later in the afternoon for a run around the neck. I set a steady clip from the start and was feeling my lack of fitness by the 4 kilometer mark. My hamstring was feeling pretty good with just a slight hitch. It's steadily making improvements and the key will be to balance running more without hindering the healing process.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Marblehead Mash

Time: 37:37
Distance: 8.60km
Pace: 4:15/km

This morning I went to see Anne Gilbride and had work done on my hamstring. It's definitely feeling a bit better just not 100 percent yet. The discomfort is shifting around a bit which I think is a good thing. Right now I feel it really high up near the insertion point. I've stayed on top of my strengthening, massaging and some stretching.

I slipped out around lunch time and got in a short run before heading to the office. The loop took me to the trail that was partially snowed over and muddy. My stride is still not normal, but it's close. Really close. I don't think my hamstring is altering anything, but I sense a little tightness just as my right leg is about to make contact with the ground. The pulling back motion activates my upper right hamstring, but it doesn't hurt when I land, toe off, do high knees or butt kicks. Just when running normal on the snap down motion.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Planned Day Off

Time: none
Distance: none

I decided to take the day off and it was a good day to do so. Despite it being March 1st, we received some of our first real snow of the year. It would have been nice to layer up in some Craft gear and get out there, but slipping with an already sore hamstring is just not playing it smart.