I've been running seriously for several years now, and while I wish I could say that I hardly ever deal with injuries, the opposite is actually true. It's as if every time I start to make progress with my training I suffer a setback in the way of minor but persistent muscle pain, or a full-blown muscle strain or tear. My most recent (and current) injury is a right hamstring strain, or at least I think it's a strain.
One of the most frustrating things about any type of injury is not knowing exactly what it is you're dealing with, and then of course, not knowing how to proceed with training. In my search for answers on what might be causing the pain in my hamstring, I came across an article (by running expert Jenny Hadfield), which suggested some useful guidelines on dealing with injuries.
If you're like me, and prone to injury, please take the time to read Jenny's advice: