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I am suffering from knee pain (PFPS) as confirmed by my physio. I went for a long run (20m) two weeks ago during which I felt little discomfort, but the following Tuesday when I ran 6 miles it was painful all the way. I didnt run again until the following Saturday (thought I had rested it enough) but could only manage 3 miles and had to walk (limp) back. I was a regular runner up until then so I am baffled why this injury has only just occurred. Toronto marathon is on May 5th, my first marathon, so just trying to recover in time. Physio taped my knee and gave me glute exercises. Have substitued running with spinning and swimming none of which hurt. I can still feel a niggling discomfort when walking / going downstairs so have to resist from running for now as difficult as that is! Has anyone any tips on how to get through the marathon, if my pain comes back? Not completing the marathon isn't an option!! Specifially do knee bands and / or knee tape work when running?