The last 10 days or so have been rough. I tweaked my tailbone during a 12 mile run on April 18th and I’m trying to stay positive but I really thought it would pass by now. It’s been 9 days and my tailbone still doesn’t feel right. I continued to run on it when I probably shouldn’t have and now I’m 6 days away from my Dewey Beach Marathon and I just wish my back would get better. My goal was to run a sub 4 hour marathon and I’m confident I did the right training to meet that goal. But in the end, if you push yourself too hard and injure yourself you weren’t training correctly.
Today is Monday so my plan is to sit out the next three of days and run a couple miles on Thursday and Friday, rest up Saturday then race on Sunday. I’ve only run 1 mile in the last three days so my main concern now is injuring myself more by showing up on race day and pounding out 26.2 miles after basically 10 days of not running. To some extent it’s disappointing but at the same time I still get to run the race with friends which is great. Your first marathon is always a PR so if nothing else I’ll have set myself a low bar. 🙂
I added a red box in the picture above showing the tendons/part of my tailbone that’s giving me the trouble. Yes, it’s a diagram of a women’s pelvis but I’m sure you get the idea.