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11/11/14 8:24 A

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Thanks for the replies. I hadnt thought of a sports massage, but I will definitely keep that in mind.

I have gone to the doc for many of these types of issues in the past where he could never give me a definite diagnosis and told me just to rest for a few weeks.

I did replace my shoes last night with a new pair and had no pain when I ran. Now, I am thinking maybe my shoes needed to be replaced and had lost their support. I am going to rest until the day of the race and hopefully everything goes smoothly. One lady said I could go run and then drop out if it gets to be too much. I like her idea.

Thank you for the advice. I am going to Galloway (2/1) to the finish line and hope it goes smoothly.


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11/10/14 5:42 P

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Any chance you could get some sports massage in the next couple days? It might fix your problems or clarify something that needs to be addressed.

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11/10/14 3:09 P

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Sounds like you've never gone to a doc so I'd do that today because they can diagnose the obvious things very quickly. For pain that comes on with mileage the way you describe, I'd be looking for stress fracture or tendonitis. If a doc can identify or eliminate those and a few other things, it'd be much easier to judge the risk of continued running.

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My only suggestion is to run/walk it with the emphasis on walking. Don't risk your future health.

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11/10/14 2:38 P

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I have been training for a half marathon that is on December 13th. I did my long run (9 miles) on friday before last, followed by a shorter run on last Monday (7 miles). I went out an ran on Thursday and about 3 miles in my right foot started hurting on the outside. It has done this before at the end of September when I decided it would be a fun challenge to run 100 miles in a month. I cut back the mileage after completion and gave myself a rest between thursday and sunday during a couple of weeks, and had no issues through out the rest of October.

I quit my run last thursday and havent ran since (3 days now). The pain had started to go away, but then I twisted my foot funny when I was at work on Sunday and its started hurting again for a little bit then went away.

This morning in my email, I found out I had won a race entry into Thunder Road Half Marathon which is this Saturday. This is a race I have wanted to run for a few years now but could never justify paying the outrageous race entry. So to win it and be able to run it for free is not something I want to or am going to turn down, which is probably the stupidest thing I could do right now. A friend of mine is running it and she does galloway, so if I stick with her it will be a 2 min run/1 min walk interval. I am worried because my longest run is 9 miles. I think if I do the intervals, I will be okay, but I am concerned the foot pain may come back in full force with that huge increase in distance.

My plan was to take a quick run tonight and see how it went, but I went on a walk today for just one mile and was already getting a bit of an ache on the outside of my right foot. Now, I am thinking of no running until race day, and then enjoy the race and hope for the best.

I guess what I am asking, other than not running the race at all, is there a smart way to go about this and minimizing the possible damage/injury. The half I was originally training for isnt until Dec 13. I dont want to take myself out of being able to run the race I actually paid for.


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