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hi all , any helpfull suggestions please... i am training to run the brighton and london marathon and i have put a good base behind me of six 16-17 mile long sunday runs but 2 weeks ago my plan was 18 miles at about 13 miles i developed a pain in my left knee i slowed the pace a bit and after a few minutes i seemed to run it off but it came back at 16 miles and stayed the same until i stopped at 18 miles i applied the rice method and although the knee seems fine i noticed a pain in the back of my thigh a few days later which 2 weeks later i still have despite no training apart from swimming.
the back of my thigh feels a bit tight compared to the right thigh, any ideas what i can do apart from rice to help the pain and tightness and could this have been the cause of the painfull knee ?
i am worried that having missed 2 long runs now i might recover in time for the marathons ! the annoying thing is despite the pain at the end of the 18 mile run i felt great and had a few miles left in me.
this is the first time in 7 years of marathon training i have hit a injury that has kept me away from running for what seems like forever and its only been 2 weeks !! to make it worse i keep seeing other runners on the way to work and would give my right leg to be out there running ( a bit silly really as i'm should i would be slower with only 1 leg )
any advice would be very nice, many thanks mark.