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hi, have been training for Berlin but this past week, suffered a quadricep strain. 5 days now and am still unable to walk even a few steps without pain. Planning on seeing a doctor but what are my chances of doing Berlin September 30th? i was a on a decent training plan but is a set back. any advice? suggestions? modified training plans?
This isnt super helpful, I know, but it really depends on the severity and type of the strain. Is it from running or something else? If its minor, you could be off for a week and slowly back in time. Given that you've been in pain for nearly a week already, and it hurts to walk, you'll probably need more time off (have you taken the last 5 days off, or are you trying to run through it?). Obviously crosstraining can help offset fitness loss (pool running, elliptical, etc) but it seems like an all-out "goal" marathon will be tough.
Put the focus on getting better first, and make the decision about the race in 2-3 weeks.
Berlin is supposed to be a great race, I hope you get to run it...and I hope to do it some day myself.