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I'm hoping someone might be able to give me a bit of advice: I’m running the Brighton Marathon in 3 weeks time and am due to do my final long run before taper this weekend.
However, last week I had to cut my long run short due to pain in the top of my foot. It wasn’t excruciating, but bad enough to make me stop running. When I got home and took my trainers off, it felt like my foot was creaking when I moved my toes.
A lot of googling later and I’m pretty sure that I have extensor tendonitis. I reluctantly haven’t run since (5 days now - although have been doing a bit of cross training in the gym) and have been icing it and using an ibuprofen gel.
The pain and creaking are gradually getting better, but my question is when should I start running again? Has anyone run through this injury? Is there anything else that I could be doing to make it heal faster so that I can get back out there and still achieve my target time in the race?
Thanks for any advice!