So. . .after my own assessment of the situation along with some feedback from Lucho (and a note from the other Tim), I took Sunday and Monday off (other than some extended walking and pool frolicking) and then Tuesday I did 8 miles, Wednesday 6 miles and today I have 8 so far. All miles have been practically zone 1. Since I've been going fairly steady and strong for a month or so, this little break is not bad. The time off and then the slow jog for an hour or so a day flat has felt good.
Today's 8 miles though included some running on grass and I'm afraid I picked-up the pace a little because the hammy did nod its head. No pain. Just the sensation, which actually is a pain in the ass! Come-on! I carried on, stretched lightly, walked, jogged just to make sure I didn't do anything stupid. I'll ask Lucho what exactly he meant by take it ez for a couple of days and then . . . run through it. I'm tempted to give that a try.
When I saw my car, about a 1/4 mile away, I pushed the pace. I felt great and didn't feel at all you know what. Maybe if I just ignore "her," she'll go away. I actually started the run and felt a little twinge in the left hammy. That went away as the miles clicked. You're kidding me. She was. So, I'm just trying to maintain.
This afternoon will include a few more slow miles. This weekend, I will look to do a long run (~15 miles) on one of the days. We'll see.
Thus is the game. Pass me a cold ale.