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Hi. I have been training hard for this years London marathon and prior to the new year, all was on track (It's my first marathon). I had built up to running around 11 miles on my long runs and was covering 30 odd miles a week. Then injury struck. A very localised pain on the inside of my shin bone, a few inches above the ankle. I continued to run for a while, but it just got worse (go figure) and, worried that I may have a stress fracture - I finally visited a Physiotherapist. She ruled out a SF thankfully, and suggested that I cut down my running to no more than 3 days a week and limited my long runs to an hour max. She also gave me some strengthening exercises to do. I have followed this advise, except I've run even less then she suggested, as frankly it's too painful to do more. It's not improved. The strengthening work in the gym has just left me with sore knees. I am starting to get really depressed about it all. I haven't done a 'proper' long run for a few weeks now and I'm worried that I may end up having to drop out of the marathon in April. Anyone got any advice?