..."Stuart Hay - Specialist subject - The Bleedin' Obvious".
I've been getting a lot of bother from my back, my lower back to be precise. I'm as stiff as a board when I get up in the morning. It's agony. The rigmarole I have to go through to put on my socks has to be seen to be believed.
Possibly said this before but I'm not what you would call a "natural" runner. I have a very pronounced lean-back-chest-out style (if indeed, "style" is the word).
The result is that I seem to be placing a lot of pressure on my lower back.
SO ...... I've started this new fangled "stretching" I've heard so much about.
This involves "stretches" that "ease" the lower back and the hamstrings. What it also involves is much puffing, redness in the face and a fair bit of swearing until it starts to ease off.
But you know what? It seems to be working. AND, not only is my back getting a wee bit better but I've noticed that I'm a bit "looser" when running and the running seems to be a bit easier.
Who would have thought it! "Stretching".. It might just catch on!