Ive suffered with bad hamstrings through football for years and ripped them both apart but it is should i say this the stretching before hand , i said tis once and got blasted for saying no need to stretch before a run.
If you have not stretched before hand and struggle with a Hammy injury then half way so im guessing about 4 miles , when you have already started to pull at it once again. i suggest a few little light jogs before you start to warm your muscles slightly and then do a lot of stretching of the hammy.
As i run now and still play football i have to work alot on it, i find putting ice and heat on it good aswell i also got a cream called deep freeze which was quite cheap in which i rub into the area if its hurting i asked a doctor and he said this cream was good cause it penetrates the muscle to work it.
Half the danger is if you have a slight twinge is that you think you can still run on it quite soon but at least 2 weeks should be left, cause if a slight twinge what we dont see is that the muscle bleeds and it crystalises and sticks to the muscle so when you do run it really gives you alot of jip then you end up with a nice big bruise at the lower area of your thigh , this is why that cream is good.
I can only say stretch before hand with a bad hamstring.
i hope any of this helps
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