I had a little twinge as I began yesterday's run, and by the end of it it was really hurting. I stuck to the run and completed it (which in hindsight was probably really stupid but I felt like I'd be failing if I didn't complete it, because it wasn't the running itself I was having trouble with, my breathing was fine etc and I felt physically able to move onto week 2 and slightly longer running - but just the pain I started to struggle with at the end) but by the time I got home I was really hurting. Spent yesterday evening resting it, elevated it in bed, woke up this morning in even more pain and even hurt to walk to work. It's swollen today as well (although admittedly I've seen worse when I sprained my ankle a few summers ago).
My dilemma - I'm doing Race for Life in 6 weeks and I can't afford to stop training! What can I do to get better and back on my runs as soon as possible? Resting and ice packs of course will be on the agenda tonight, but what else? And how long will it take for me to be okay to run again?
I've also bought a knee support and running insole for when I can go back out!
Thanks so much in advance!