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Hi there,

I've been training for a few months now ahead of the London Marathon which may or may not go ahead in October. So far I am up to 14 miles max distance. Today I went out for a pretty standard slow and steady 12 miles and I barely got 2 miles in before I had to stop and walk back home! 馃槴 I noticed every time my right foot struck the ground, I had a shooting pain through my thigh and up to my hip. Although I was not in agony, it certainly caused enough discomfort to stop me carrying on with my run. Has anyone else experienced this? Should I take a few days off to rest? It's difficult to know if this is just an effect of overtraining or the beginning of an injury. Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!
 

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It's not a normal effect of training, it sounds more like a nerve problem, ie an injury. Beyond that I can't comment. Give it a rest for a bit.
 

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Thanks, appreciate your answer. Funnily enough I do have a history of having a trapped nerve in the same leg, might have to get it checked out 馃
 

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Hey, just curious how the injury is going?!
Hi there! So far so good! I took a few days rest (along with lots of stretching and foam rolling! 馃槴) and attempted a 5k to see how it would go and although the pain was still there (very mildly) I managed it just fine. Fast forward a few days and I managed to run 15k with little to no discomfort.

I do think it was an effect of upping my training over the last couple of months in readiness for the London Marathon, which was cancelled yesterday anyway! Boo!
 
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