> Hello I have two qs:
> 1) Since last Monday's run i have developed a pain in my right hamstring. I
> have been gently stretching it but the pain doesnt seem to go away. I am a
> serious runner and participate in a lot of road races, so I am worried...Can
> anyone give any suggestions as to what to do?
> 2) Are there any running clubs around South San Jose/Los Gatos in CA? I am
> looking for a running partner at least 2-3 times a week for track workouts or
> distance running or fartlek....I am 29 and work full time, so evenings would
> the only available times. thanks.
Hmm...there are a few running clubs in the south bay. I don't remember the
names of most of them. There is the Palo Alto Run Club: www.paraunclub.com.
There's also a *** friendly running group called something like South Bay
front runners (or maybe I'm not remembering correctly). Or, if you don't
mind driving south a little bit, there is the Santa Cruz Track Club and we
have a homepage at www.sctc.runners.net. We do track workouts Wednesday
nights (6pm) and Saturday mornings (8:30am), long runs on Sunday mornings
(8:30am), and there's currently a group training for the National Masters
competition in fall and they train on Monday nights.
Suggestions on your problem: ever heard of the Stanford Myo*** Institute
at 260 Sheridan Avenue, Suite B40, Palo Alto. Their phone is 650-322-2809. I
actually haven't used them before, but a club member I know has. They charge
according to what you can pay (i.e., your income; and if you're a full time
student or a regional/national/international championship runner, they also
have different prices). Check them out. I'll be checking them out myself