Road running 33:00  3.7 mi (8:55 / mi)
Another lap around the Drumm Loop. A little faster than last time. There seems to be some improvement in the glute injury, but it sure has been a longer process than I expected. Let's review: the injury occurred on April 11 during an interval workout, but I didn't feel it at all when it happened, and it only gradually emerged into my consciousness after that. I didn't take it seriously enough even to record it here until 5 days later. I gave it a couple of weeks and ran a 2-mile race on April 17. That aggravated it and then I knew there was a problem. From what I've read, it seems to be a minor gluteal tear.
It's basically been rest and light running since then (OK, and a couple of orienteering meets). The upper hamstring is noticeably tight. I've been stretching, and doing the sitting-on-a-tennis ball exercise, but probably not enough of either one.
There has been weird pain in the affected leg, something like sciatica, but probably not actual sciatica. Sort of a wooden feeling running all the way down the leg, from the upper posterior to the lower lateral. Early on, it would happen when walking, then in the last couple of months only when running or stretching. In mid-July, I took 2 weeks off with no running, but still did some walking.
Today's run started out fine, but by 3 miles there was some discomfort in the affected leg, not in the region of the injury but lower down, in the hamstring and calf. I interpret it as an improvement. It's less wooden and more like weekend-warrior muscle soreness. No soreness in the actual region of the injury.