Injuries are a fact of the running life. Especially for a newbie. Nearly every runner will get injured at some point, but fortunately most of the common running injuries that plague runners are minor—and avoidable. Obviously, prevention is the best way to go either by eliminating the causes or by listening to the body’s warning signs and taking a break.
Hamstring injuries can be brutal. The powerful muscles in the back of your legs can become tight and very sore from running. Left untreated, hamstring soreness can worsen to the point where the pain is so severe that even walking or sitting is difficult. Making matters worse, severe hamstring injuries can take forever to heal. [...]