2014 has not been a good year for hamstring tendons. So far, I’ve counted three friends (all within a few months of my age) who have gotten bitten by upper hamstring tendinitis. Mind you, I’m an old guy– I don’t have that many friends. When three of them suddenly get hamstring tendon problems, I call that an epidemic. Fortunately or unfortunately, I know something about this injury — I got hit by it hard about 5-6 years ago, figured it out, and fixed it. I’ve also figured out some ways to turn a disadvantage into a way to get faster. Although I may regret it when former victims of this problem start beating me in races, sharing my thoughts on it is probably for the greater good.