I'm sure the cause is weak abductors/hip imbalance. I injured my foot last year when training for a marathon and physio highlighted these weaknesses. It's the same leg that's gone now so I'm sure that's the cause - well that and a heavy training month.
I've had a look at strengthening exercises today, so going to give them a go. I did regularly do squats before injury, but think I need to focus now on the weak side with some single leg squats etc.
After a few weeks of a niggle in my knee, I have finally been taken down by IT Band injury. Happened last Thursday while out with my running club - typically at the furthest point away from home - couldn't run without stabbing pain in left knee.
Have been resting for a week and my leg is starting to feel better - plenty of time spent on foam roller and with ice on. I have a 16mile race in two weeks time, but willing to accept that's not an option right now
I was just wondering if anyone has any advice on how to get back to running after an injury. I don't want to lose to much fitness or strength in my legs, but I'm reluctant to do anything that is going to turn a short term injury into a much longer term problem. How long should I wait to get back to running, should I be looking at spending a lot more time on a bike for the next few months?
Finished in 4:34:11 today. struggled between miles 10-14 for some strange reason but gave myself a shake and kept on moving. made a friend at mile 21 who really kept me going to the end - she wouldn't let me slow down or stop to walk. Some of those hills were absolute monsters - but felt much better that of others were power walking up them too!
Congratulations to everyone who took part today - fantastic achievement for us all
I'd be happy with anything under 4:30...but injury late on in training might mean I won't make that time. Only my first marathon - there's always next time!
Eli - I'll be wearing 3/4 running tights and a t-shirt with my Breast Cancer Care vest over the top of it. Will have some extra layers on to ditch before I start running. I'm used to the cold, rainy weather - and I still think it's far too warm for long sleeves
Did the Berlin half marathon on 1st april this year - all the German runners were in long tights, long sleeves, scarfs, hats, gloves and jackets...I had on shorts and a t-shirt!