Thanks for the replies, but I think I may have given the wrong impression of the pain I am experiencing.
It's more the muscle tightening in between my shoulder blades, like its contracting with tension. I did mention it to one of my customers that ran and he suggested opening my hands while running rather than making fists, but I run with my hands open so I kind of discounted his advice.
When I say it slows me down I mean I tend to concentrate more on the pain rather than enjoying the run and being able to up the pace should I feel like it, I don't mean it slows me down against all my efforts
Hi I am looking for some advice When I am running I get a sharp pain between my shoulder blades, it seems to creep in after 4-5 miles and only gets worse the longer I run. By the end of the run I can hardly move my head back or to the sidem my head feels rigid on my neck because its too painful to move it. I have tried consciously relaxing my neck, shoulders and back but it doesn't seem to help. I stretch before and after my runs, so I'm not quite sure what else I can do. Any help or advice is appreciated Thank you
And every time I run my right Hamstring tightens up during my run, it stays pretty tight for the next day or so then is fine, I stretch after my run, although I am not that keen on stretching before I run.
I have never had any problems with my hamstrings in the past, I have did a few Half's before and never had problems with them either during training or the race itself.
Does anybody have any ideas as to why it has decided to tighten up now and any suggestions on how I can ease it off a bit?