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Old 11-18-2012, 09:28 AM   #1
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Unhappy Damn running injury- update

Last sunday I did my first ever 10k (I have only been consistently running for about 6 months and was only going as far as a 5k).I am using a running program and increasing my long runs by 1 mile per week, so in theory I am not over doing it. In fact I am actually clocking less mileage per week than I was when I was only dong 5ks (I was doing a 5k 5 or 6 times a week before I stated marathon training).

Anyway I had some quad/hip pain (and a runners toe) after my Sunday 10k so I took off for a few days. My leg was still kinda achey, but I decided to go for a run on wednesday as my running plan suggested. I did 4.1 miles, but that last mile was bad. I might have quit early, but I was doing 2 miles out and 2 back, so I had to finish the run just to get home! Wednesday (after the run) and thursday walking was really really bad (as in not possible without support from the wall or another person), so I pretty much didnt walk at all (even took the day off from work). Friday I was still in lot of pain, but I was working through it. Yesterday things were still not good, but we had plans, so I had to be mobile, so I dealt with the pain. Today, really not good again (since I walked so much yesterday, I guess). Google seems to tell me I have a minor tear in my quad or a very minor stress fracture in my femur. But it also tells me there is not much to be done for either injury. I have a friend who is a sports therapist, so I will be contacting him today, but I was looking for suggestions from you guys. We go to WDW is 2.5 weeks and we are commando (12-15 miles a day of walking). Do i just cut running entirely until we get back, to let whatever this is heal? We are headed out of town for a week beginning tuesday, so I will not have access to any type of gym equipment (was planning on running while with the family prior to this issue). For the 1.5 weeks after we get back home before WDW I do have my gym with all sorts of equipment and a pool. So I can at least try and keep my cardio up, but I also wonder if I should just do nothing to stress the leg (even swimming) until all that WDW walking.
I am so upset here. I have been marathon training for about a month and I am really getting into it, so I want to go and run today (can barely walk, so that is not gonna happen!), so I would really like to get back to running ASAP. But I am also really scared that I will be in pain in WDW if I push too hard leading up to the trip. Why did I have to get injured???
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