[quote author="utfootball4" date="1338874261"][quote author="Craig Pickering" date="1338863047"]Hi Danny. I tore my hamstring in season in 2008, and was back racing exactly 21 days later. I had a grade 1 of the semi-tendinosis, so might have had a slightly different recovery time.
I didn’t run for the first 5-7 days, but did loads of non-painful activation’s – bridges, SL deadliest (no weight), drills etc. Also lots of neural stretching. The goal here was to experience no pain at all.
After this, I started to add in some running. 14 days post injury, I ran a 10.4 in training, which was when I knew I was ready to compete.
The main thing is to stay positive and do the right things. If you have three weeks compromised training, it will have NO effect on your performance at the USA Masters – it might even help freshen you up quite a bit. Good luck and hope it goes well.
Sounds good – and make sure to pound the upper body….. Most people I know usually run better or Pr 10-21days after returning from the injury..[/quote]
I’ve been thinking about my training. Here is a thought that I have. Given a hamstring means I should gradually ease back into training. I may play around with 400m workouts, but nothing that goes over 320m. If I can build my strength perhaps I can enhance my speed. It will basically be a hybrid workout that will include acceleration and I’ll throw max v in after a few weeks of solid training and comfort with my hamstring. Thoughts?[/quote]
I wouldn’t do it – could lead to more issues down the line…. Mod the workouts in the early stages – when you get healthy you should be able to handle your reg training if not – then your not healthy….