I have just been diagnosed with ITBS. I was on here just checking out how common it was, I take it you guys who use the band have reuccuring problems or simply can't shake it ? Very disappointed as after my first HM wanted to push on but this came on straight after I finished the HM. Tried rest but this obviously didn't work so got profesional advice. Is the band a last resort or does it help you get back running sooner??
Slow your pace down, I've just completed my first HM and at the start of my training I had the same thing, stuck around 5 or 6 miles and not seeing any improvement. I slowed my pace down on run long run a week and it really does make a difference on getting miles under your belt. Initially it felt strange running slower than I had been but you soon see the benefits. I'm no expert but this worked for me.
Not happy with myself as I know I did not do myself justice, not on the day OK with that but the training I put in. Much more to give with even just a bit more training. Nine miles felt good, ten miles OK, 10.5 miles running on empty nothing left in the tank, always next year, sub 1'45" next year