I'm not running this week. It's torture. I have WAY too much energy.
I have had some serious stiffness and pain in my left hamstring since the Women's Half...it started a day or two after the race. I rested for 2 days after the race as usual, and then continued to run as my "plan" instructed me to do.
Yesterday I woke up still feeling stiff and tight. So I emailed my running friend and asked for a second opinion.
Rest. Ice. Stretch. DON'T run...just a few days. It will only make it worse if you keep running.
The thought crossed my mind to just get over it and run anyway...but I agree, it's OK to rest. I really haven't taken anytime off since the beginning of the summer, so this morning I have accepted my very short hiatus of no running.
It made me pissy yesterday. But I got over it. Happy Hump Day.