I've got an issue with my hamstring that I'm struggling to find much information on so was hoping for some ideas to try before I resort to an expensive physio!
A few hours after I run or sometimes the next day, especially when I sit down I get a sharp pain down the back of my leg. Sometimes it feels like it's my hamstring and sometimes it's really high up my leg almost to my glutes. The harder I run the more it hurts but never when I'm running, only ever afterwards as if it's tight. It's not a constant pain it will just hurt all of a sudden then stop for a while even when I'm sat still (but nearly always when I'm sat).
I've put up with it for a while now as it doesn't stop me running but it's got to the point where it's becoming more painful and more frequent! Does anyone know what this is and how best to cure it?
PS I always stretch and I use the foam roller on it a couple of times a week.
I've got an extra 4 weeks! So I've basically repeated weeks 1 and 2 then 3 and 4 then 5 and 6 then I was going to carry on as normal. Some of the times are quite ambitious so I thought at least if I don't manage to keep up with the program the first time round I'd have another chance in a couple more weeks! I'm hoping that as I'd have repeated so many weeks, by the time I got to week 7 I would be fit enough to keep up with the program.
Thank you for the advice! If I find I'm keeping up with the program without the need to repeat weeks then I'll do what you said and carry on ahead of schedule in case I can't do any long runs or get injured!
I always tend to start the training (for half-marathons) ealry but have never followed a schedule before. If I want to start training for one and I have more that 12 weeks, is it a good idea to repeat weeks?
EG Do weeks 1 and 2 and then repeat, do weeks 3 and 4 then repeat etc? Or should I do the first week twice, then the second week twice?
The plan I'm following is quite ambitious so I thought this weuld be a good idea - just wondering if this is a good way to go about it and whether the advice would be the same for a full marathon which I'll be training for after the half (I'll have more than the scheduled 18 weeks to train for that too)?