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I've been training for a half marathon since the start of the year, having done a few 5 & 10k runs I thought I'd try a half marathon.
Training started in the gym, and I've been steadily building up the distance with a mixture of running on a treadmill and for the last few months road running too. Everything had been going OK until a few weeks ago. I finished my usual weekly long run - Sunday mornings, around 10 miles - and I felt fine. The next day whilst walking to work I jogged ever so slightly over the road to avoid traffic and felt a pretty sharp pain in my left leg, to the lower-outer side of my knee. It only hurts when I'm running - I can't "recreate" the pain sensation without running.
I googled it first (who wouldn't) and I think it's an IT band injury, I haven't had a chance to see a Doc or a physio about it.
I've rested, I've been icing and stretching it frequently - so after 2 weeks of no running, and only a few k's on a cross trainer which didn't cause any discomfort at all - I decided to attempt a run, I managed to get just over 2.5 miles before the pain came back.
So now I'm really worried - I've put a lot of effort into training for the half marathon, and I've next to no time to resolve this problem before the event.
I'm going to try and see a physio this week, but was wondering if anyone had any similar experience - or advice?