Posted by Steve Magness
I ended up re-straining (if that's a word) my hamstring coming down hill during the race. I think I let myself go a little too much and felt it grab. I stubbornly tried to keep going hoping things would loosen up, but after about 800m of trying that and just limping around, then called it quits.
A day later, it's pretty dang sore, and I'm left hobbling around.
I've never had any hamstring issues until the last couple months. Both me and Jeff had strained our hamstrings within the past month, and strugled with soreness in them too. My guess is that it's the courses we do our workouts on. They have a lot of 90degree or sharp turns so I think the quick planting of the foot and then making that quick pivot/turn is putting a lot more stress on the hamstring then normal.
The training Group-
As anyone who follows this blog knows, I've been training with a group out in California for the past couple months. Unfortunately, the group is basically done. Jeff left this weekend and the rest of the group is on it's way out. So...good prediction by whoever commented on this post! Must be able to see the future. Unfortunately, it wasn't me questioning the workouts or anything, it was more logistical stuff that broke us up. I was/am confident in Marco's training and it's gotten me and the rest of the guys in good shape and we were on our way to doing some good things I think. Unfortunately, we won't be able to find out.
Since that was short lived, I'm going for broke this time. No fooling around. More on that later.
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