I was hoping someone could shed some light on some minor pain I've been experiencing.
I run long distance. I train about half of the year and usually run one marathon each year. The problem started during the last marathon I ran in early May. The pain started at about the 21 mile mark and became pretty excruciating around the 23.5 mile mark but I continued through the rest of it anyway. The pain is coming from the top of my foot, pretty much directly in the middle of the foot, there's actually a visibly small bump at the spot where the pain is emanating from. Here is a link to a picture showing the location:
I quit running for 3 months after the marathon. I just started again 2 weeks ago and started pretty hard, after a week and a half the pain from the marathon returned, though not quite as bad as it was then. It started to get worse with each run though, so I stopped because I could tell it was just going to get worse and worse.
I am running the marathon in Under Armour Micro G Stealth running shoes. I trained for the marathon for 5 months but I only trained in these shoes for about 6 weeks before the marathon. The shoes are very light, which is what made them attractive to me.
Other notes: It doesn't hurt to walk, but I can still feel the spot with almost every step. Also, its my left foot.
Any suggestions as to what the problem is or what I can do to heal correctly would be greatly appreciated.