I'm getting worried now. :no: 🙁
Ever since Saturday I've had a weird feeling in my left hamstring. I thought I was just imagining things and now I realize there is a problem.
When I run fast I don't feel it, but when jogging, stretching (minutely) and in today's case, doing tempo work, I can really feel it. Hell, I'm even feeling it when walking around now. It's bothering me because I don't know what's wrong and I don't know if it's going to affect me.
I thought back to what's been going on lately, and the only things I've noticed are that I've been a bit stressed lately (this not making it better) and, since the middle of last week, I haven't been stretching after practices. Also, I started taking ZMA last Wednesday or Thursday and didn't take it on Tuesday, and that's when the problem began to persist. I don't know, maybe I'm imagining things, but it's got me thinking real hard.
If it's not affecting me when I'm running fast, should I just not worry about it, or is there something I can do to help get rid of the problem. It's not really painful, per se, but tight and bothersome and sometimes when I bend over to pick something up it gets a little pain. It's a weird situation.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
FYI – I don't really do any recovery things since I don't really know what to do. The only thing I know of is contrast showers, ice baths and massages, but ice can get expensive (me being broke) and I can't afford to start seeing a masseuse yet, so I'm pretty much screwed.
Today's workout –
3 x 300m (tempo) w/100m walk
I wanted to do 6, but after the first set it was really getting bothersome in the legs, so I called it quits, did a cool down jog and did a lot of stretching.
My form was so-so on the reps (another reason for not finishing) and whenever I tried getting more knee lift I could feel it in my hammie.
One thing about today that may have made it worse is the cold weather out. Being an AZ resident, we're used to at the least 70 degree weather, so this 50 degree crap we have today is really shocking my body.
Maybe tomorrow will be better since it's supposed to be in the 60's or 70's and the rain is supposed to be going away finally. We'll see.