This doesn't specifically apply to cross but I figure there are some knowledgeable people on here.
I seem to be having trouble recovering the last few days. I pretty much took a break from training over the Christmas period, then picked up again with some running on Sunday evening. Only ran for about 30 minutes, not too hard.
I seem to have struggled to recover for some reason, with my muscles feeling almost bruised. This has carried on for the last two days - I've done no more real training - and then are still a little tender today to press. Any ideas why this would be? I've no had any major problems all season.