I went the entire training season without the flu, even the sniffles, or any meaningful complaints from the muscles and tendons in my limbs and hips...until this week. Sunday my right upper quad was sore. Monday I gave it another day's rest. Tuesday I decided not to try the track workout. So this morning I was surprised that the tightness not only was still there but more pronounced during my morning run. In fact, twice my leg buckled-- and at the farthest points from my house.
So now I'm on the RICE path and hoping this is not a serious setback. If there's a silver lining, it's that the training is over and I was planning to spend all day Friday and Saturday driving to and from Sonoma with The College Kid and all her dormware. Another forced rest.
This is what happens when you brag about being injury-free and back it up by knocking on faux wood. Next time, it's real oak only.
P.S. Dennis over at Speedwork makes some valid points about the new partnership between Nike and iTunes that's worth a look...as is the rest of his new blog.