I’ve been intentionally MIA because I’m not happy to talk about the fact that I’m crashing in this training cycle. After a week of extreme fatigue, I think I might have a small injury on my left hamstring. Ouch.
I’ve been feeling it for a while but didn’t pay much attention to it. I manage to run 4 miles yesterday with lots of difficulty. And after a session of foam rolling last night, I could definitely feel it.
It’s a specific point on the muscle. When I push over it, I feel this deep stabbing pain. Not fun. Maybe something is wrong with the muscle. Luke says it can be the nerve. I just want it to heal fast as I’m only a month away from my race.
Maybe my body was telling me something through my fatigue until the injury finally popped up. Or maybe I should’ve listened better to my body before going to run so tired. I don’t think I run that much or that fast to get injured so easily. So I bet there’s something I must be doing wrong.
It’s also extremely disappointing to face another issue like this on another training cycle. Is it possible to complete a training plan like a normal runner?
My plan for this next few days are resting, using KT tapes, and stop complaining. I’m going to attempt my next run next Saturday and see how that goes.
Any tips for hamstring recovery?