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L Upper Leg, Hamstring Pain

2014-07-26 – 2014-09-23

Grade: 2

beginnings of a tear in the left hamstring. Iced rest of first day. Made it work racing the SSG O meeting (7/27/14) at Gage Park, Topeka. Had to walk it in. Lots more icing. Recommendations from Fritz Menninger to ice for 2 days, take Aleve, and back off from any exercise or PT for a few days.

Dr. Rob Jones says older runners end up with weak glutes because running involved only forward motion and not using muscles if you went side to side like other sports. That put all the workload on the hamstrings. Strengthen the glutes and future running would be back to using all the muscles.