Yayyy I ran 5 miles today and decided to test out how my IT band felt without the support of the IT Band Strap. Result: It went great! I started out nice and slow and picked up the pace a little at the end but was just trying to have a nice easy run for the IT band.
I still plan on using hte strap every other run for the next week and then only on the long runs for the next month. Hoping that after that I can get out of it altogether. I may have to always use it for my long runs, but we'll see.
If anything I'm thinking I'll just carry it with me on my spibelt (like I did today) so if I feel it getting to the point where it's going to affect my run I'll just put it on mid-run. What do you guys think?
Next week is cutback week! I'm excited lol.
p.s. I was so taken aback by the beauty on my run today I started crying. I think I was just so awestruck and already ecstatic because my knee was doing so well, the emotion just overtook me. It was neato!
p.p.s.s. I have like 50 unread things in my google reader but i'm going to spend later today (after my nap) catching up on all your posts so get ready to have a bunch of comments from me :D. Can't wait to see how everyone is doing!
Yay for healing IT Band! :D
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