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.