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Canada Girl
RE: Lower leg stress injury 4 weeks from Boston
What kind of long runs have you put in previous to this injury? You might be able to get away with taking some time off and still have a good race, if you've already put in some solid training.

I remember one year, I sustained a hip flexor injury three weeks out from a marathon; I barely ran at all during that taper, and ended up having one of my best races; I have never felt that good throughout an entire marathon and ran a huge negative split ( although that being said, I did go out on the slow side because I was nervous with that injury). It really taught me a lot about the importance of a good taper.

Injuries suck, and never more than right before a big, expensive race. Hope it works out for you!

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