2 Miles, I figure if I have to watch my speed and slowly add miles I may as well do hills and the toughest short trail around me.
Mizuno Wave Ronin 2 Miles: 2.00
From SlowJoe on Sat, May 12, 2012 at 14:54:26 from 126.96.36.199
Nice to see you and the doc get down to the root of the problem. I am terrible about stretching lately, I never do it anymore... Way to maximize that 2 miles!
From allie on Sat, May 12, 2012 at 17:32:43 from 188.8.131.52
nice job. interesting to read about your visit to the doc -- i have been plagued with tight hamstrings my whole life (i think maybe i was born without them?) i definitely have to take extra care to keep them loose and healthy or my lower legs start going haywire as a result. i hope this is the fix you need. good luck.
also, i like your new pic! it's been awhile since i made my rounds on the blog -- surprises everywhere!
From Dan on Sun, May 13, 2012 at 17:13:06 from 184.108.40.206
Joe- I was very bad at not stretching. I would work out my other areas, but it seems that not stretching was a bad idea for me.... you are still a young pup, when you hit near 40, start :)
Allie- Thanks for the like :) Hey you said you take extra care, I am doing like 6 different stretches or workouts for the hamstring area. Do you have anything you love?- I am always up for integrating something that works
From allie on Sun, May 13, 2012 at 21:16:58 from 220.127.116.11
1. the stick
2. lie down in front of a wall and put your legs up on the wall with your back and head on the ground (you will be shaped like an 'L'). scoot as close to the wall as you can. slowly lift your head and neck off the ground until you feel the hamstring stretch -- it's very strong! don't go too fast and don't hold the stretch for too long (i usually do 5 to 10 sets of 8 seconds each).
3. hamstring curls on a weight machine -- go with a very light weight and lift one leg at a time, very slowly, three sets of 10, continuous, alternating left and right legs.
this is what has been working for me -- and just general care like stretching, icing, rubbing out knots (with a tennis ball) and just doing everything i can to stay as loose as possible (like taking short walking breaks at work).
From Dan on Mon, May 14, 2012 at 17:10:55 from 18.104.22.168
Thanks Allie! I will add most of those :)
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