Boy I hope I'm wrong about this...but I may have slightly injured my knee yesterday.
I biked to work yesterday, and it was hot - 42C with the humidity. Coming home, I was strong at first, but the heat really took it out of me and I got tired and weak. I did make it home fine, without heat stress, and I went about my day.
That night, when giving my daughter a bath, I knelt down and felt some pain in my right knee. When I stood up and looked at it, I had a golf-ball-sized swell in the middle of the kneecap, near the bottom. Freaked me out - it looked nasty. But no pain - just felt tight and stiff from the swelling.
After a bunch of elevating it and icing it, the swelling is down today, but there's a bit of an achiness in it now. I probably shouldn't have done it, but I started researching the Internet to see what might be. That's always a mistake, 'cause you automatically think you've got the plague or cancer or something crazy like that.
So to hopefully avoid anything, today's a rest/recovery day. No training. No exercise. And for the next few days, no hills, no sprints, no strength work. It's all going to be low-intensity aerobic efforts...and only if the knee allows it.
I'll see what happens today, but I suspect I'll be visiting the doctor and/or physio about this. I've already reached out to my swim coach to get his thoughts, and I expect he'll respond with an appointment with his physiotherapist.
Less than 9 weeks away from Ironman Mont Tremblant and this happens. I'm rather worried about this, and hope all's well here. I'd rather miss a few days of training than the entire race...fingers crossed.