i have been struggling with ITB pain all summer and now thanks to a combination of physio, foam roller and excercises at home I am beginning to get over it. I have only been running for less than a year and although I could run about 17 miles before the injury, for about 8 weeks in early summer i couldn't run at all. I have been in running rehab since early august (I run with a patt strap on which helps with the knee pain) and am back up to the 13 mile mark now.
i have my first marathon in 7 weeks and given that I probably need a 3 week taper I wonder if it is sensible to try and push the training runs up to about 20 miles before the big day. Does anyone have any advice on how best to train over the next 6 weeks or so, bearing in mind that I don't want another flair up of the injury.