Here I am, less than a week from my race, and out of the blue I develop an injury. Again.
This time it's muscle tissue in my inner thigh. I don't know how this happened. I've been careful with my workouts, usually running easy miles. Once a week I'd run a fast tempo, but even then I never went all out.
I ran just 5.6 miles Saturday at long pace and early in the run felt a slight tweak in my leg that immediately disappeared. On Sunday, I ran 5 easy miles and I noticed my leg was a little sore; it took a couple miles to warm up and feel loose. After that, Sunday's run was a real good one, and if I hadn't been in a hurry to get some other things done, I might have gone another 2 or 3 miles.
Then I get up Monday and my leg is very sore and stiff. I went back and forth all day on whether to run and how much, and I finally decided not to run at all. I started thinking about how the same thing happened last October before my last marathon, and instead of resting, I just kept running. Naturally, the injury just got worse. So I thought if I'm going to run this Saturday at all, what my leg needs now is rest.
Hated to miss getting out on Monday, though. Really a perfect running day. -- Rob