Wednesday - 12 x 400, total 9 miles. 400s are so easy. The first 4 were solid. Sub-7, all within 1 second of each other. Turned the corner at Seven and Middlebelt, started on rep #5, and just as I was passing the Discount Tire store my right adductor muscle said, "Nope!" I did not swear because I don't, but this would have been a appropriate occasion for it. I hobbled on it a little, tried a tentative stretch, but there was no doubt. Something down there had broken. So, I trotted slowly back the way I came. Since I was nearly halfway out when it happened, I still got 7 miles in.
But the next two days I only thought about running. Instead I hoped for a quick recovery, took some ibuprofen and iced it. August and the first half of September are the important part of this schedule, so I'm not going to jeopardize those just to get miles in during July.
Saturday - Tried a few miles to test things out. Went out prepared for a miracle 8-10 and with a full fuel belt. Also, with my phone in case of full disaster. Ended up in between the two, calling it good after 2 miles out and 2 more back. No big issues, so I gave myself a C for the day. More ice.
Monday - Cancelled Tempo Monday, of course, and did another 4 slow miles.
What I have to do now is decide whether running 10-minute miles for a while is better than completely resting. Will I be doing just enough damage that it prevents me from getting back to plan soon (or ever)? Or will stopping mean I start from scratch when I can go again, meaning I've wasted the last six weeks of training? The answer is likely that it depends on how hurt I really am. No way to tell without trying it. So I'll give the little runs a few days to a week. If it continues to improve (today was slightly better than Saturday), I'll keep going and add mileage back in slowly. Any signs it's stagnant or worse, I'm on the shelf. Bleh.