marathon training - injured

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Feb 2012
9:12pm, 25 Feb 2012
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Echoing what others have said, dont panic.

Are you doing the usual 'sports injury' things rest/ice/compression/elevation? It might ease off after a few days and just be a minor strain rather than anything serious. Give it a few days to settle, if you can, introduce some X-training like cycling/elliptical then see how that goes. If you're running half marathon distance now even a couple of weeks off now wont scuper you.
Feb 2012
9:57pm, 25 Feb 2012
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Mrs Mo
thanks :-)
Feb 2012
10:27pm, 25 Feb 2012
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Have you considered trying swimming as cross training whilst it heals?
Feb 2012
10:41pm, 25 Feb 2012
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As others have said, you are at an early stage with the training so the injury is unlikely to make a big impact unless it turns out to be more serious. A couple of weeks rest/light training probably won't make a huge difference at this stage, especially if your goal is (very sensibly) to get round in one piece. Just don't panic and rush back into heavy training/distance until you can run comfortably on it. The rice thing should help (as shyfire says), and a sports massage might help as well.
Feb 2012
7:43am, 26 Feb 2012
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Mrs Mo
went swimming yesterday and going to go again this morning. It's so not the same though as you all know :'( I'll just have to go with it and be patient!

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