Advice please? (Post run back stiffness)

Following yesterday’s interval session which left me feeling quite pleased with myself, the payback.
Yesterday evening I started to get some discomfort and stiffness in my lower back. I did some yoga moves and lower back type exercises to try to stretch it out but it seemed to get worse! This morning it’s a bit better. I’m off work today so I’m trying to keep moving by doing some housework but I’m restricted In leaning over from the waist.
I had this a few weeks ago and someone suggested that it might be time to renew my trainers ( going to do that today).
I was doing more sprinting, knees higher, running more on my forefoot yesterday.
Is this just me using new muscle groups and something I need to get used to? Might I be doing something wrong?
My post run stretches usually include quads hamstrings calves piriformis. I do low back exercises, pelvic tilts , knees over to the side, bridges and planks. Last night I struggled to do a bridge though.
If anyone has been through this (and come out the other side) I would be interested to hear how you managed it.


About mawil1

Hi my name is julie and I took up running at the age of 46! Hence 'mawil' Middle Aged Woman In Lycra. I did it at first because someone asked me to do a charity run with them. I couldn't run at all, but pride wouldn't let me be seen to be unable to run so I started a walk run programme. I stuck with it and to my surprise I found that I liked it- after a couple of weeks of progress I was hooked! My blog is about my progress in running and how I fit it in with the rest of my life.
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