I competed in my first trail run on Sunday. It was a five mile run through the woods and along streams with lots of hills at our local state park. I live in PA and there are lots of leaves on the ground which made it difficult to see the terrain. Within the first mile I came down hard on a rock/root with the inner aspect of the ball of my left foot. My foot hyper-flexed and twisted. I kept running through the pain which did ease up after a few minutes. My left is my lead foot - the one I lead with over obsatcles - so I switched to leading with my right which was a bit weird. I did repeat the injury again about 2 miles in but kept going. There is no pain when I run/walk on flat. I have no swelling or bruising. I can't even find a sore spot when I probe the area. But any twisting, hyperflexing or side step motion is painful. Is this an injury that I just rest and wait it out? Since flat runs/walks aren't painful, can I continue to run as long as the terrrain is flat (trak or treadmill?)? Any sdvice would be appreciated.
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6/24/2011 - CBA 5K - 27:11
8/7/2011 - Danskin Sherox Triathlon Philadelphia - 1:54:16
11/5/2011 - Penn Homecoming 5K - 28:46
11/13/11 - Media Mud Stain 5 mile - 53:39
05/06/2012 - Broad Street Run 10 Mile - 1:36:11
06/03/12 - See Chicks Run 10 K - 54:23
06/26/12 - CBA 5 K - 26:28
09/16/12 - Rock & Roll Half Marathon Philadelphia - 2:03:07