Thanks everyone! Will relace my shoes to see if that helps and book myself in for a sports massage this week.
After a week off running it was feeling a lot better, so I did a six mile test run this morning. It felt fine while I was out there, but about an hour after getting back, some pain and some mild creaking has returned. It's so frustrating!
I've done three 20 milers in the past few weeks, but the last one was two weeks ago, so 5 weeks before the actual marathon and I'm worried that that is just TOO long a taper and I'll lose too much fitness to do myself justice on the day.
Am I likely to do any lasting damage if I do carry on with my training (but at a lower intensity), or should I just do a couple more short runs in the next few weeks and hope for the best?
I'm hoping someone might be able to give me a bit of advice: I’m running the Brighton Marathon in 3 weeks time and am due to do my final long run before taper this weekend.
However, last week I had to cut my long run short due to pain in the top of my foot. It wasn’t excruciating, but bad enough to make me stop running. When I got home and took my trainers off, it felt like my foot was creaking when I moved my toes.
A lot of googling later and I’m pretty sure that I have extensor tendonitis. I reluctantly haven’t run since (5 days now - although have been doing a bit of cross training in the gym) and have been icing it and using an ibuprofen gel.
The pain and creaking are gradually getting better, but my question is when should I start running again? Has anyone run through this injury? Is there anything else that I could be doing to make it heal faster so that I can get back out there and still achieve my target time in the race?