I also had 3 sessions of massage/acupuncture, which relieved the pain, but it's the strength, stretching and rolling work, which has stopped it coming back to the extent it was in November - when I could hardly walk!
Is it in your hip? I've had trochanteric bursitis since end Nov 2014, which has been a horrible injury. After trying to sort it with nsaids and a bit of rest, I went to docs. Prescribed no running and 4 weeks of naproxen. Didn't run for 5 weeks, but did some easy biking with my saddle about 5mm lower than usual. I've been doing these exercises every day http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/it-band-syndrome + foam rolling. I've also been doing other functional strength work at the gym. I'm now up to 15 mins running 3 times per week, but can cycle hard for 90 minutes pain free. Still not perfectly better, but nearly there. Good luck!
Birch - a great running history. When are you publishing your running memoirs?
GM - Looking forward to your post run post.
KR - Great to read about your maravan. it sounded interesting when it was described on MT, so even better to hear from someone who actually ran it.
Leslie - Doubling up! Nice.
PMJ - Meticulous forward planning for your American marathon.
Melancholy day for me, with the news that Mrs. F's mum died unexpectedly in her sleep this morning. So a sad end to a year which began with my own dad dying; and a middle with my eldest son getting married. Not quite the script for a Richard Curtis blockbuster. 6 easy miles helped me ponder the mysteries and meaning of life.