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I posted a week or two back about some issues I had in my legs, turns out I think it was tight hamstrings having seen the physio and her telling me there was nothing fundamentally wrong.
Over the past week I've got back to training, and Sunday I did a "long" run of 10miles... on Monday I felt slightly tight in my leg, Tuesday was fine so I did a relaxed 5 miles, and today they are feeling a bit tight/stiff - so I had better not run to preserve myself (my plan had me down for intervals or another short run)
It seems that for some reason now I cant recover quickly from my long run, as this tightness in my hamstrings seems to re-occur.... I am not sure how I handle this in the run up to my London Marathon:
a) Revert to a "day on, day off" routine - which seems a bit basic
b) subsitute 2nd day running for xtraining or other gym activities to keep my activity up on a daily basis
c) something else.....
my priority is to keep doing my long run on the sunday with a view that other sessions are dismissable.... I am able to run at my target pace (8min/mile) relatively comfortably so I wonder what I am getting from extra midweek sessions....
However my training programme has reduced from 5 runs per week (2 short, 1 interval, 1 long and 1 fast) to now looking like 3 runs per week if i do a long run on a sunday, or 4 per week if i do a <8 mile long run...
Can you help me re-plan how i should structure my training, or other coping strategies for my tight hamstrings that have prevented me running tonight again.