April 13, 2012

On the mend

And feeling better so far about it.  My IT band problems seem to finally be moving on.  A lot of time with the dreaded foam roller and stretching has been helpful.  Cross training and strength training have been helpful.  I recently picked up a compression support wrap as well and that seems to keep things in order as well.  I had been tentatively running 2 miles about 3 times a week recently, often with some walking intervals in there just to make sure I wasn't causing any more strain.  Finally today I figured I would push things a bit.

I put in a 3.3 mile fartlek run today.  No walk breaks just steady running with interval sprints at a 6:30/mile pace.  No pain at all.  Cut it off at 3.3 just to make sure that I didn't aggravate anything but I was definitely tempted to just keep going.  Will be hitting the roller again tonight (like most nights) just to push out any tension. 

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