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I just checked the forums and am aware there's already a thread on someone with a sore foot, but having read the description of the injury mine is different so I hope no one minds some repetition.
As a bit of background, I've been training for my first half marathon and increasing distance week on week. Average week would be:
Mon: Intervals @ 5k total & Strength
Tues: Easy Pace 9K
Wed: Cross-train (Bike) & Strength
Thurs: Easy Pace 12k
Fri: Intervals @ 4k & Strength
Sun: Long run, easy pace 15k (increasing 1.5k per week
I've been clocking up longer and longer distances but doing it slowly (after recoering from an ITB injury in my right knee) and have been injury free.
Last Thursday I woke up with a sore right foot. I think it was due to wearing thin, thin shoes on a cold stone floor outside (at a BBQ) for 3 hours. It felt like it'd cramped up. Nothing major.
I went for a run on Thursday and it was sore. It didn't get much worse but the repetitive pounding was definitely not helping. I cut the run short and headed home.
Since then it's just not getting better. It felt swollen on Friday, I've not run on it at all since and have instead being doing the bike in the gym.
Yesterday I used ice, then some heat, then some ice. It seemed to help a little but today it's still not any better.
I have signed up for the Race for Life 10k this coming Sunday and would really, really like to run it but won't if my foot isn't better. Before I spend some pretty pennies at the physio, does anyone know what this could be from experience or have general advice for helping a sore foot heal?
It's on the back end of my right foot, not ON the heel but from the heel up the outside of the food about 2/3 of the way up. The front balls of my feet are absolutely fine and it feels fine walking in high heels / on the ball of my foot. It's the back-end that really hurts to walk on. It's not gotten worse but it's not getting better.... Should I perhaps try not walking on it at all?
Thanks in advance!