Just a little info, I regularly run 60+ mile weeks. I've just completed my 2nd but hilly marathon 3 weeks ago and had 2 days rest after, went out on a 8ish mile run day 3 and then felt a tiny twinge to the back of my knee.
I became ill and took time off for 4 days, got back into running after doing some short 3- 5 milers, niggle still there but nothing stopping me from running. So, I stupidly, last Saturday went on a 15 mile run and that was when I realised that yes, I did have an injury and I needed a break!
From what I gather (self diagnosis) I have strained the biceps femoris tendon, I think it's tendinitis rather than tendinosis as after the long run it was very swollen so I have been doing R.I.C.E the past week.
Fast forward to today, and I can walk with no pain, twinge still there sometimes swelling to a minimum now but again still present. But my question is, could I do a few 3- 5 milers as I was doing that before, it was the long run that ruined it. I know tendons take a while to heal but they have somewhat limited blood supply.Is it worth the risk, going on a 3 miler tomorrow or should I give it another few days rest??