A couple of days ago I noticed a hard, tender knot in my IT band. It doesn't hurt when I run and I don't know it's there unless I touch it. I have been a bit lazy with stretching just lately and have increased my runs since the beginning of the year so it's my own fault really I think
I get very tight calf's and use a foam roller when they become tight. Should I just use the foam roller on my IT band also or do you think I need to see a sport's physio? It's quite a large knot I think.
I managed 1:52.28 at Retford today. A new pb for me, took over 5 minutes off my last HM time in November. Had a good run but always seem to lose my head at mile 10, slow right down for a couple of miles and then manage to pick it up again for the last mile. But I'm still really happy with the result.
Wasn't the weather a shock to the system today! Not used to the warmth lol.
Well it seems I was right about thinking I was coming down with a cold. I've been quite ill since Sunday evening and haven't ran since the Sunday morning. Usually I would run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday but I haven't done a thing.
Today I feel a lot better but I'm still not 100%. Should I try and get out and do some efforts tonight or will I be ok to rest up until the weekend? I'm worried about losing fitness after all the training I've been putting in.
Did my last long run this morning, 16 miles. First half I felt great. Out and back undulating route and another very windy day here today. First half of the run the wind was behind me. Coming back of course the wind was against me and almost broke me today . I find running into the wind sooooo tough. I did 17 miles last Sunday. Lovely perfect running weather and felt like I could have gone on forever, today was totally different! Also I feel like I'm getting a cold. Not been feeling 100% for the past couple of days and my son is full of cold at the moment. Excuses, excuses....
A total of 39 miles for me this week, including 2 club sessions and a mid week steady run.
Next week training as usual but will cut it down to a 10 mile run next Sunday and then it's race day the Sunday after that. I just hope it's not windy!