Over the last week I've developed a pain (not an ache) in my left foot.
The area affected is the top of the foot about two inches behind my big toe. If I apply a little pressure the pain can be quite sharp. I feel it occasionally when I walk and it can jab quite severely as I'm warming up, but tends to ease off as I start to run. Pulling on and lacing up my shoe can also be a bit painful. I have no pain whatsoever in the right foot and I haven't changed my route, style or trainers recently. I run on undulating, but not too hilly roads.
I'm in the final six to seven weeks of training for the NY marathon and very concerned that it's going to take me out of action. I'm running about 40-50 miles per week.
I tried to run yesterday evening, but felt that I might be making matters worse so stopped.
With the marathon looming, I've some big miles to put in over the next few weeks and I'm not sure what to do for the best. Everywhere I read the warnings, but the thought of being out of action for four to six weeks now is really bringing me down.
Any help and advice would be very gratefully received.