I had a bad week for running. I actually did not run. I have not run since last Saturday. Eight days since my last run. I have an injury. I have IT Band Syndrome. I have done a lot of RICE. Today was the first major workout I have done since the IT band problems surfaced last Saturday. I do not have the pain I was experiencing all week. I don't feel 100% so that is why I have done any running. I do not want to risk any more problems with the marathon so close. I will hopefully start running this coming Saturday. I know not running for two weeks is not great but I can't risk feeling as bad as I have this past week.
I bought a foam roller which has helped tremendously. I have also been doing a lot of stretching. This week I will focus on low impact exercise with a lot of stretching. When I do start running again it will be smaller distances. I don't know if I will get another 20 mile run in before the race. In my head I don't really plan on doing anything more than 12-13 miles. No ideal but I would be devastated if I could not run this marathon. I have been training since Christmas. I put too much time and effort into this to risk greater injury. I am going to be smart about my training for the next month.
I am extremely nervous about this marathon especially with some unexpected injuries. I am going to be smart.