So, marathon training rolls on. I'm doing pretty well, keeping up with the schedule and getting my running time in and all that fun stuff. My left leg started hurting a bit the other day, and against my better judgement I went ahead and ran 12 miles on it. Now its hurting really bad.
Still, I can't afford to take any time off or wait for it to recover. I am doing a little more cross training on my recumbant bike than my schedule allows, but for the most part I'm just popping aspirin and running on a really sore leg. Remarkably, it stops hurting just a bit into my run, but I pay the price for it the next morning. I've done some research into the problem, and I don't think I'm causing any permanent damage. Just a bit of discomfort. Which is the main point of marathon training, it seems.