At the beginning of my marathon training, back in December, I stuffed with a lot of pain in my knee at the end of a 13 mile run, with pain also going across the top of my thigh. I visited a sports injury clinic who put it down to having a tight hip flexor. After having regular sports massages and doing lets of form rolling, I have been able to complete my training for Brighton without much problem.
However, I did a HM on Sunday, where I put in a high pace and, come mile 12, my knee began to hurt a lot. However, as I was on path for a PB I continued and, at the end of the race, had extereme pain in my knee on the outside, and also the top, and found it hard to walk for a few days. Whilst it feels ok now, I had a sports massage on Wednesday and was told that I might have inflamed my ACL and to not do any running for a week.
My concern is that, with three weeks to go, whilst I realise I should be tapper, is doing nothing for a whole week going to set me back. Also, if I have inflamed my ACL, am I going to be ok to run a marathon in three weeks. I don't want to do it and injury myself further.