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Hi everyone, I just signed up on here as thought I would seek some advise.
I've been training for the london marthon over the past 3 or 4 months, everything has been going fine. Then last Sunday (8 days ago) I ran 17.3 miles in 2:58hrs which I was pretty happy with. I didn't find it too difficult and everything felt fine while running other than being a little stiff afterward. The next day or two my legs were tired and worn out but nothing abnormal. However, since then my left knee has had a dull ache just below the kneecap whenever I put weight on it or twist it a certain way. I can still walk normally but can feel there's something not right about it. I've been putting Lloyds muscle cream on it the last few days to try calm it down a bit which seems to have worked a little.
Yesterday it felt better than it did the day before, but this morning it feels worse again (may be due to it being the morning or something).
I understand you will probably all tell me to go have it looked at, but with the healthcare in the UK not being the quickest of things, I'm not sure I'll get seen before the Marathon in just under 2 weeks.
Is there anything I can do to give me the best chance of completing the marathon? I'm not too worried about the lack of training, I just want to be able to complete the marathon in 2 weeks without needing a wheelchair for the rest of my life. I've read about stretches and applying ice which I may have a try this evening.
Any advise will be greatly appreciated, and I look forward to hearing from you all.