Okay......STOP!!! I, too, pushed myself super hard in training for a marathon. While I was no where near the 7 mile mark, I went from .25 miles to 2.5 miles in about a week. I wound up with a fractured tibial plateau as a result. This is an overuse injury, and I suspect the pain that you are feeling may also be from the same type of injury.
My knee hurt toward the inside just below the joint. There was also swelling and I had full use of the leg, however the simple act of just lifting the leg behind me, bending at the knee was excruciating. I could manually move my lower leg without pain or complaint.
At first my doctor thought I had torn my meniscus and I was trussed up in a brace. An MRI later confirmed the fracture. These types of fractures DO NOT show up right away on xrays, so insist on an MRI.
But......FOR THE LOVE OF GOD......stop trying to push yourself that hard. You will undo everything that you have accomplished. It takes months and months for experienced runners to train for half marathons....not weeks. See an orthopedic immediately, preferably one who focuses on sports medicine.
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