Training for a marathon is hard, physically and mentally ,but when you physically are injured the mental game increases tri fold.
This is my current dilemma – Am I hurt?
Last year during the Scotiabank Toronto Half Marathon I got hurt. I was 16km into the race when my entire right side gave out . I thought it was just a calf or foot issue but after visiting the chiropractor and sports therapist it was determined my hip was out of whack.
I went religiously to my therapist and did all my stretches and I got better. Whew !
Fast forward 11 months and guess what – It’s Back.
Dammit , this cannot be happening. This time around it is way worse , before I never felt pain in the hip , just the side effects of it . Not this time , it kills me . Walking is painful , sitting hurts and oddly enough it feels ok when running?
I am seeing the Sports Therapist in the am and my family Dr next week , here’s hoping all is going to be ok and running the Rock N Roll Las Vegas full is on.
I will attempt my 15 miler this weekend and see how it goes , I may be couch bound afterwards but I’m going to try .
How do you all deal with injuries during training? Do you ever use holistic approaches?