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Can anyone advise please (and sorry if I ramble)? I am in the middle of training for my first ever marathon and was rolling out my muscles on Tuesday evening after a four miler and decided to lie with the roller down my spine as indicated on the leaflet that came with it to stretch out my pelvis and chest.
I took backache on Wednesday afternoon but it wasn't too bad. On thursday morning it was still there and by the time I came into work it was excrutiating; in my lower back right round the front so that it was burning through my whole pelvis and radiating down the fronts of my two legs.
The doctor said it was probably a disc pressing on a nerve and advised me to hang up my running shoes that marathon running was for much younger people (I am 46).
I just want to know if this is likely to heal itself, if I should give up now or try and finish my training (for Belfast 6th May), obviously I didn't do my scheduled run on Thursday night nor will I run this weekend but will missing three sessions have a big impact on the overall training?
God I feel lousy!
Thanks for any advice!