It took 20 days to recover properly in all. By January the 3rd I was able to put in 5k without feeling any strain. I managed to do a nice 10k on Friday the 10th of January.
Then I went to France for a week of Skiing, Snowboarding and French cuisine. I like to travel when I am on the slopes and get serious mileage in, so I was concerned. I felt I was recovered but was concerned the wrong move could set me back. I threw caution to the wind and got lucky! I had a niggle free week. I didn't manage to do any walking though.
I got back from France last night - 18th of January, five weeks after my injury. I was itching to resume training. I put on a few pounds in France - cheese, saussison, wine, beer, apres ski etc. Perfect training fuel for the next few months!
Normally I would do a long walk on a Sunday. Being unfit and anxious about pushing too hard too quickly I opted for a 22k loop with Michelle(!), which we managed to fit in round family commitments.
I was really happy to get round in 2:15 6:13/km average. Hamstring is fine, but the rest of me is feeling very sore from unused muscles. Adductors and lower back in particular. A much needed release of endorphins though. Easy to forget how good it feels to get decent miles in. Need a lazy afternoon to recover now.
Feeling UBER positive...I'm back!