I'm considering skipping my run today. Hear me out...
I ran the half on Saturday and pushed it. I did well.
I took Sunday and Monday off. On Monday, I felt an ache in the top of my right quad. Tuesday, it was still there. I still ran the 3 easy miles that were on the training plan.
Today it still aches. It's not really painful. It didn't really hurt while I was running yesterday, but I was aware of it. I need to do some 400m repeats today... it's not a long workout, but it'll be a quick one in terms of my pace.
I don't feel incapable of running the workout today. However, the only other thing I need to do this week is a 20-miler. Clearly that's kind of a big deal, so I'm wondering if it'd be worthwhile to give myself an extra rest day and skip the speed workout so that my quad can sort itself out before the long run...
Meanwhile, Amanda made it safely to town and after eating dinner, we spent the evening chilling out and catching up on some girl talk. Looks like our plans are to do downtown tonight and then make tomorrow evening a bit more leisurely again (dinner and shopping). It's so fun to have her here, and I'm really looking forward to getting the 20-miler behind me so we can head to Knoxville for a weekend of fun.
So what do you fellow runners think? Run today and hope that the running will work out the quad (because sometimes that's what it takes)? Or do I skip the run and just do the 20-miler and have a 23-mile week instead of a 27-mile week as planned?
I don't think the quad is anything serious. It doesn't feel "sore" like it might after a hard workout... but it's not really painful either. It's more of a dull ache that I'm aware of most of the day.