Saturday my 8 mile run turned into a 6 mile run. At mile 4 I could tell I felt really tight. By mile 5 I felt a weird twinge in my knee. I stopped and stretched but at mile 6 I realized I shouldn’t do anymore. IT band pain was back! Talk about disappointment! I was two miles from my car so I just walked back. Luckily I stopped early enough that I felt no pain when walking.
I tried stretching and and massaging it as my PT had done. I massaged it so much that I actually left it bruised. I won’t bore you with the details but I think the causes are as follows:
1.Dehydrated. I had very little water and lots of soda
2. Tight piriformis. My left side always gets tight. When it does, that’s what happens
3. Not stretching enough. I’ve been stretching after runs but I’ve not been rolling
4. Not strength training my glutes enough
Gonna try some things and pray for the best. I have the Broad Street Run coming up in two weeks. I will be so upset if I cannot finish.