After my 18-miler on Sunday, I noticed some pain on the back of my left knee. The pain started spreading up the hamstrings to the glutes and hip. I took Monday off and rested. Yesterday (Tuesday), I rode the bike, did arms, and abs, and then tried to do my walking lunges. The walking lunges were disastrous...my left hip completely caved. I immediately called my PT and he got me in yesterday afternoon.
After much testing, he determined I pulled my left hammie. His recovery plan includes rest, ultrasound, electronic stim, taping, and stretching. No running. I go back for more treatments on Thursday and Friday. He took such good care of me...I felt like a professional athlete! HA HA!
This is not where I wanted to be just before my half marathon on Sunday...but with any luck, the hammie will heal and I will be ready for the start on Sunday morning. Overall, I hope this is just a blip in my full marathon training schedule. I still have two more 20 milers left to run before the full on 10/30.
Once I complete my full marathon, I am done with the long runs. It's just too hard on my body!