One week in and I've already screwed it up!! My quads were still very sore and tight from Saturday's disaster of a workout, when I quit because it felt like my left quad was pulling loose at the top. My body must be getting used to the different range of motion. Well, my legs were still hurting today, but as I do so well, I got impatient and went out today anyway to do 8x100m. About an hour before I went, I did 4 sets of 3 power cleans to see how the quad felt. It was still tender–but stubborn, impatient me went to the track anyway and, now, I'm hurting even more.
My quads are very tender and sore and today I almost pulled my right hamstring. I say almost because I can still walk around and jog with no pain but bending over, stretching is a very dicey thing to do. I was going along with my 100m reps slower than danimal suggested. Instead of 13-14s, I was in the 15s because I couldn't really take "full" strides due to my left quad strain. Well, on the last rep I was going along when I felt a slight pop in my right hamstring. It didn't hurt too bad but I knew that I'd screwed up and that I'll be really hurting in the morning. I may have to re-think my return to training. My body just isn't used to the shorter, explosive runs. Does this warrant a long–to–short approach. Or, should I just take the rest of the week off and see how I feel on Saturday?