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3/20/14 11:05 P

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My normal response to an injury question is "GO see your doctor. We aren't qualified."

And perhaps you should to make sure its nothing more than a bruised coccyx. The if that is all it is the doctor will likely tell you to ice it, take ibuprofen for pain, blah bla blah. Not much to be done. It happened to me and it was better in a week or two.

You'll be fine for your May 4 half.

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3/20/14 8:27 P

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I wouldn't worry at all about the marathon. Just ice and wait for the pain to go away which may be less than a week or as much as several weeks. This is assuming there is nothing broken. In the meantime walk uphill if you can, if not just rest.
It's only one race, if you miss it there will be endless others.
Hope it will be better soon.

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3/20/14 6:32 P

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This reminds me of my own story...fell on ice 3 weeks ago and broke my elbow and wrist. I also have a half marathon on May 4th that I was actually doing really well training for until I fell. From what I have read, it is best to start at 60% of where you were at instead of trying to jump back into it and take it easy if you are feeling pain. If you are able to do any cross training, that will help you keep up your endurance until you find that you can go out and run. Also, dont let that first run back determine anything...I got back out there after 3 weeks off and had a horrible 3 mile run that felt like 10 and the half marathon seemed impossible to be ready for. But its a mental game as we know, so think positive and try to be realistic. It may not be your fastest half, but you can still do it and you will have learned a lot about pushing through injury and mental doubt along the way. Good luck!

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3/20/14 5:56 P

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I slipped on the apparently neverending ice this morning and, I believe, bruised my tailbone. I have a half-marathon scheduled for May 4 and a marathon scheduled for July 26, so I've been putting in lots of miles in the last few months. Even though I know better, I've spent the morning reading horrific stories on the internet about weeks-long recovery times for bruised tailbones. Now I'm feeling worried. Can somebody give me some reassurance that this will clear up? Does anybody have any tips about what to do now to make sure I'm back on the roads in the shortest amount of time possible?

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