My left ankle (well, probably the tibial tendon actually) has been hurting for a couple of weeks now. It'll be okay the first part of long runs, then start to hurt around mile 9. It's been killing my pace. After running, the arch hurts too. All of my searches on ta interwebs are pointing to anterior tibial tendonitis.
I've tried taking it easy, taking NSAIDS, stretching, and getting supportive insoles, but it doesn't seem much better... When I ran a mile this morning on the treadmill, I had some pain in that foot :(
I don't want to have another miserable marathon. I don't want to be in pain. I don't want to have to walk it. I don't want to mess it up more, and then have a long recovery period. It's possible for me to drop down to the half marathon, but it'd be a downer.
What would you do?