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A few years ago, there were some PT folks on this site, so I am looking for some advice. I am trying to run my first half marathon in 2 weeks.  All runs have been great recently, knocking out 10 miles without an issue.  On Saturday morning, I upped the run to 11 miles, which added significant hills.  By the end of the run, I could feel things getting tight, extending from my rear, down my leg and across my knee.  This was in both legs.  I believe that I have angered the IT bands in both legs.  I am rolling and stretching, but things are very sore.  Any recommendations on what I should do up until my run?  Should I stop running until then?  

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Not a runner,  a cyclist. Minus many details about you and your condition,  that a medical questionnaire would ask. I googled the IT Band issue-never knew of it.  My only parallel is that I have had some leg and knee issues, yes knee issues from bicycling.

 

-Article I read about IT band probs. contained general advice. This would be overtraining, shoe problems etc.

 

It did talk about muscle pain, knee pain or both. That type process of elimination I have done between quads and meniscus.

 

Recommendations? Rest. Patience. Maybe see sports Doc. Pick a half marathon at a later date. Enjoy that run.

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I had it band issues when starting training after a lengthy stop (12years lol) I got a hard dog ball and rolled my it bands. I added a minimum 2days  rest a week in to my training and have not looked back. I still roll my It bands on the days I'm not training and have not had a reoccurrance.

 

If I was you I would take a break to allow the sheething of your muscles to repair before you do the half marathon. You will be sore after but you will have done it :-D:good: good luck 

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17 hours ago, Squarehelmet said:

Thanks.  That is pretty much my plan - take the two weeks off an just go for it.  I am rolling and stretching as many times as I can a day.

I wouldn't over do the rolling twice a day until you feel them loosening is probably fine but if you over do it it can end up bruising the muscles you are trying to rehab.... Good luck 

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On 10/4/2018 at 6:40 PM, mike echo said:

Tell us how it all worked outthe rehab and the half marathon. I'm hoping that all goes well and we will be discussing longer runs.:good:

Ha ha ha...there will be no longer runs.  This is a bucket list thing.   

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