My left hamstring was very unhappy after my last 5K, to the point where I limped out of the bed several days this week. Thankfully I diagnosed myself well with a hamstring tear, and was not terribly worried. I took the entire week easy, running a lot but only easy miles, stretching, icing, rolling, and by Thursday morning I was walking normally again. The runs were fine the entire week, just a little limp the first couple of miles. Now, I can say I am 90% better. The last 10% will take a few more days, but I can deal.
I am running pretty good right now. I tested the hammy yesterday and ran for 10 min effortlessly at what used to be my 5K pace last year around this time. My form has changed quite a bit. I think I am much more efficient, finally being able to do that ankle lean that I kept reading about. I've been looking over my training logs, and realizing that I dropped 30minutes from my marathon in the past 2 years. This makes me pumped for my next training cycle.
And what else makes me happy? I made the Brooks ID team along with these 3 fasties. Super excited to represent a company with great product, support for the environment and for the overall running community! Thank you Brooks, very grateful I am!