I am an avid runner and marathoner. I run and/or exercise daily and other than the usual discomforts associated with such training usually don't have any major problems. Two days ago I started a typical run and about 1 mile into it my upper/middle back started having sharp pains and I had difficulty breathing. I continued to run and thought I would just run through it. The pain persisted but didn't get worse. I continued to finish the 7 mile run and as soon as I stopped the pain went away.
The next day I ran again and the pain started almost immediately after only a few hundred feet. I went ahead and finished my 5 mile run and the pain stopped as soon as I stopped running and wasn't breathing hard.
I don't remember straining my back in any way, but took some Alleve because I thought it could just be inflammation, but that didn't seem to help either.
I am training for a 208 mile relay race in 6 weeks and can't afford to lay out, any suggestions to the cause of this sudden onset of pain?
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