I have noticed lately that the top of the hamstring on my left leg (same side that I have the PF issue with) has been bugging me on and off. I don't know if I am over compensating because of the PF or if there is something else not quite right with my stride. It isn't bad - doesn't feel pulled - but it does feel tight and a little sore after running.
I am also wondering if I need to change to a new shoe since I am wearing orthotics. I have read in a few places that I may not need the stability type shoe I have been in (Brooks Addiction) because the orthotic is offering needed stability - that I may need to go to a more neutral shoe. I am going to go to a local running store that does gait analysis and see if they can help me analyze the situation.
I had a good 14 mile long run yesterday (longest run since my marathon in January). As usual it got pretty hot toward the end - but I made it at just under a 12 min/mi pace in 2:47:59. I could feel my left PF foot aching - in fact I started to get the "toe ache." This toe ache, I have discovered, is really an ache where the PF attaches near my big toe. As I got toward the end of my run I could feel the muscles in my legs tightening up so I could really feel it on my left toe and heel. After the run I stretched out and iced it for awhile. That seemed to help. By late in the day I was ready to walk around MGM studios for a little while. Today I feel just a little ache in my quads when going down stairs. My left hamstring and left calf muscles are also a bit sore. I am going to do some massage tonight - and try an easy 4 miler tomorrow morning. This is a recovery week after the big run.
Hubby is home so no more really early runs :-)!