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I have had a lot of problems with IT band syndrome whlst training for the london marathon which is in late april (about 5 weeks from now). I have only managed one 10 mile run as my longest run, but am still aiming to make it up to about 13 miles before race day. I was set to do an eight mile run today but had to stop at 4.5 due to pain in the IT bands.
I have just discovered the principles of chi running – front foot striking, tall posture, pilates breathing etc. I tried this technique in a run – it seemed to aleviate pain in the IT bands for a while but made my calf muscle fairly achey and stiff.
Is it dangerous to try and adopt this style of running with only 5 weeks of training left until the marathon?