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I know this has been covered a million times but I seem to have ITBS. I'm running the Rat Race dirty weekend on May 11th. I've been training since January and I've completed a few 15 mile runs. I've been doing the stretches and the strength exercises for the glutes, hip abductors etc. I took a week off and went for my first run last night. I couldn't get further than 4 miles without the pain coming back.
I'm getting a bit concerned now, this is my first event and I've been doing pretty well in training until now. I've also raised £250 for Cancer Research so I don't want to let anyone down.
The race is 20 miles and 200 obstacles and I'm a bit unsure what to do. Do I take a couple of weeks off running and keep up the strength and stretching exercises or should I incorporate short runs and try to build them up? What would you do?