Thanks Tom some good literature. Sadly I dropped out of the VLM today. But have another shot at it next year. I would rather get fit for the Sheffield half than make my ITB worse and be unable to do either.
Thanx for your comments people. Been for my 3rd physio today and had yet more massage. My leg still hurts when I run. I ran on the treadmill for 5km today with a G-neo ITB strap. I am determined to get round London what ever now. I am just gutted that it will be 4 hours of pain after 6 months of pain free running.
2 weeks ago during my final long run 22 miles training for VLM I started to get the pain associated with ITB at about mile 7 It was bearable and miles from home I carried on running until mile 18 where my leg could not function without serious pain. I have had 2 sessions with a physio 2 sessions of acupuncture and have rested / stretched, foam roller it the lot! I still have a slight niggle but it is not painful. I plan to run a parkrun on Sat morning to test the water.
Should I consider dropping out of the London Marathon next week? Or should I just do it?
I too am suffering with ITB and I will be running the VLM 22/04
I only have a niggle on the left side of my knee, the prospect of 26 miles next week is scary. I am using foam roller and stretching daily. Also taking anti-inflammatory daily. Here are some good exercises http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY9izIJC48I&list=UUvMNQrKXrJXb6XO63FVPtVg&index=7&feature=plcp
Yes I am. Liversage is my next race before Silverstone ½ and London Marathon. I still did my long run last weekend 14 Miles but have chosen to only do do mid distance sessions this week, nice and easy so I feel fresh on Sunday. I assuming it is personal preference but a nice easy week lets me recharge batteries ready for a big race. Good luck