I'm training for a triathlon currently and I'm more active than I've ever been. I'm a big gal - over 260 (for now) - so this constant cycle of swim/bike/run is doing all sorts of great things for my body.
What isn't great? The tops of my thighs (which Dr. Google has identified as the quadriceps femoris muscle) hurt. A lot. When I get on the bike, that's what starts hurting almost right away. After a hard swim with a lot of kicking, that's what burns like crazy.
What concerns me is that the pain doesn't go away. I swam on Sunday morning and when I went to ride on Tuesday evening, I could tell I wasn't healed from Sunday. It got better as I rode longer but is this something where I'm just going to have to keep at it or should I be doing something to lessen the recovery time?
I just don't want to do the wrong thing and end up really hurting myself. Thanks!