So, that didn’t go too well.

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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    1. Darwin Lo on October 28, 2008 at 4:14 am

      Aww, that’s too bad :(.

    2. Anonymous on October 28, 2008 at 1:53 pm

      All I see in your running career is mistakes in training and racing.

    3. Anonymous on October 28, 2008 at 8:16 pm

      Keep trying. At least the asthma and Vocal Chord Dysfunction seemed better. You help alot of runners by sharing your thoughts. I know how much you help the kids you train and you will get this under control also. Don’t read the negative, want to be peoples stuff. They have not been through what you have. Keep training and working hard and it will work. You have honesty and integrety while some people don’t! Hang in there.

    4. Anonymous on October 28, 2008 at 8:18 pm

      Complaining, jealous people love to critize honesty and those who try to help others. Keep working at it and good luck man.

    5. Anonymous on October 28, 2008 at 8:20 pm

      All I see in some peoples comments are mistakes in personality traits and jealosy. They need to try and get a new career instead of messing up other people.

    6. Anonymous on October 28, 2008 at 8:26 pm

      The reality is Steve has completely underachieved the last 4years. I predict he is questioning the workouts and courses he is training on and will leave the group in search for another group. Same old thing.

    7. Anonymous on October 28, 2008 at 10:25 pm

      FYI: running is a hard thing to do, and just like all other things in life… there are mistakes. Steve is doing a great job with running. keep up the hard(but good) work. 🙂

    8. Jake on October 29, 2008 at 2:53 pm

      Steve I’ve been following your blogs on and off since we were both in High School. I always liked the running and real life mixed together and your opinions on every aspect of training were always something to make a person think. I look forward to seeing you continue to improve and wish you luck!

    9. Anonymous on October 29, 2008 at 10:49 pm

      The group went broke- no money to travel to meets etc. Good idea to train this group but lack of planning and money has forced everyone to quit.

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