I am training for the St. George marathon, my first, and was involved in a fender bender last week after my Hobble Creek half marathon. I had instant hip pain after the accident, but once I stood up I didn't really notice it anymore, by Sunday evening/Monday morning, the hip pain was much more noticeable so I decided to notify the insurance about the injury and decision to seek medical attention. I went to the chiropractor this morning, having not run since Saturday, and found out that my hip and lower back were out of alignment. I have quite a bit of swelling in the tendons around my hip so he wasn't able to adjust me fully and he does not want me to run, walk long distances or ride a bike until mid September at the earliest.
I am supposed to run my 18 miler this week and the big 20 miler in two weeks, but those are most likely both out. Do I call it quits for St. George and maybe plan a January marathon or do I just wait and see how treatment goes and figure out some changes for my training plan? My chiro is not a runner, he says I'll be running by October but of course that leaves very little training time
Thanks for any advice,