Today at 12 days since my injury, and on my 5th running day with a sled, I was finally able to run with a rhythm instead of a limp. Granted I'm only going maybe 20-25% but just a few days ago I was at 8-10%. I could do leg curls with barely a notice, etc. So apparently I'm far from well but at least at a point I'm about to turn the corner to get better. My hope is that after four weeks I can do so running plants on the ground and then start moving through tiny poles starting with a 1330.
SO, three things are important here. 1) I was injured because I let my leg heal only, and did not rehab/condition it to be better. I have never done that nor will I again. Clearly my hard but cautious training is making it respond far faster. 2) I need my knee brace to keep my leg from flying into a hyperextension. Once that happens the nerve sends a message to the hammy that it is weak and is about to go. Since I forgot my knee brace in Colorado I believe this is part of the cause. That said, my experience is that one you trigger this type of a strain, you have to ramp back up really slowly through small poles; hence the 1330 in a couple of weeks. 3) Though my technique has been very good, I first learned this breakthrough constant hand pressure technique on a 1330 and then progressed it to my other poles over a two week period. This was in 2008 where I was able to move up 11 poles from the same run. NOW I have the time to revisit and work my way back through the progression. VERY excited and optimistic at my progress Have a great day and thanks for being here! Bubba
Def Leppard - "Bringing On the Heartbreak" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePNa-8-_auI - How I felt less than two weeks ago when my leg blew up again.