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11/30/10 10:50 A

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I would see a doc too! I little rest shouldn't hurt your training. I bet if you see and doc and rest for a week or so you should still do great in the race!

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11/29/10 8:01 P

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I agree with the others. See your doc! I ran through injury and it was a huge mistake! Get checked out and go from there!
Good luck!

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11/29/10 12:59 P

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Joining the consensus here. My best guess is a tear of the soleus or medial gastrocnemus (calf muscles) but if the pain is more over the shin bone it could be stress fracture as well.
Some of the best advice I've gotten is to learn to tell between soreness and pain. If you are in such pain that you cannot finish the long run then you are in the pain area. Trying to "tough it out" and exercise thru the pain will only worsen the injury, and I speak from personal experience (more than once---some of us are slow learners). Sadly, in our sport, injury is more common than not. So sorry to hear this is going on with you, you've put so much into it, but rest, ice, see a dr., and no matter what, there are always other races, other runs, and no matter what, you've already opened many doors in your life (that was a mangling of a John "penguin" Bingham quote).
gOOD luck and keep us posted.

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11/29/10 12:05 P

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You should see a doctor.

I would stay off it. If you can walk comfortably then walk the mileage until you get the docs OK.
It is better to try and avoid more damage than to get the miles in. Right now you should be pretty well prepared. I would assume your taper is soon...


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11/29/10 11:49 A

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I'm not sure what it could be, but pain for so long after a run warrants a trip to the doc. Good luck!

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11/29/10 11:36 A

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I would see a doc asap to rule out a stress fracture.

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11/29/10 11:31 A

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As most of you know I have been training for my first marathon this past year (WDW 2011). We (my running buddy and I) had a very bad long run about a week ago and legs are still not normal. We were supposed to get in 23 miles (we use Jeff Galloway's Run-Walk-Run method) and could only finish 21 (barely). I walked mostly last week and have struggled with trying to push through or just rest my leg. So close to Disney (only 6 weeks) and I don't want to screw it up now.

The majority of the pain I believe is coming from the lower inside part of the right calf. The pain at the end of the 21 mile training run moved up to start bothering the lower outer part of my right knee although I still seem to think the real issues is the lower area.

My dilemna is whether to just rest and skip the training or not rest and try to push through. Either way I am concerned that I might not be ready for Disney if I don't get the mileage in or if I push to hard, too soon and screw up my chances altogether.

Any advise? I feel fine when I walk, but I went for a 7 miler yesterday and ended up having to walk the last 2.5 miles.


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