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12/03/2013 at 19:15

Hi guys ive been training for plymouth half for about 10 weeks following bupa training plan, this is my 1st half marathon. Training has gone ok upto when i did 8 mile 2 weeks ago where i got pain in my leg knee, I think i have that band sydrome where ive over trained. I have trained since saturday doing 2 mile on tred every day with 8 mile on the bike and my knee has been fine. Went to running shop today and got told my trainers were really bad so no been advised some better ones but not sure how i should train as i have only 6 weeks till the race. Any advice most welcome as training was going really well before the niggle but want to train best i can without irratating the band. The guy in the shop said it was probably my trainers as when i run my left knee goes out and not in line yo my feet but the new trainers have sorted that out. How mant times should i run a week and whst should i do on them days, thanks

12/03/2013 at 21:32

If you think it's the IT band then you can do no harm in stretching it and massaging it - tennis ball etc, plenty of stuff about IT stretching and rollering if you google it.

13/03/2013 at 19:31

Hi mate thanks for reply i went out for a run on the road today for half hour nothing hard but did 3.5 mile with my new trainers it felt really good, had no pain in my knee and even after it did not swell up. My question is that guy in the shop said to after my run feel my knee and if it feels hot it could be inflamation. I did that today and it felt a little warm but nothing come from it. Anyone know what he may of meant or what i could be getting inflamation around the IT BAND


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