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I've recently been training for the Royal Parks Half Marathon. ( About 3/4 weeks ) Sunday 30th June the left side of my left knee started to hurt, I've been running Sun,Tues,Wed,Fri... Before running though I was very lazy, I would try to avoid cardio at all costs.
On Sunday I done my biggest run to date! Just over 4 miles, knowing my knee hurts I assumed I could just run through it. All Sunday after the run and yesterday it was very tender and painful, I had to drag myself up and down stairs using the banister. Today I woke up and it didn't feel too sore so I decided to go out for my run, after about 1 minute of running it was in a lot of pain, I had to cut my run short and come home.
I believe it's ITBS, what's the best course of action? As I don't really want to lose time training.
I've done zero treadmill work, I do all my running outside on footpaths. Also my trainers are new Brooks Ravenna 4 Men's from Sweatshop.
Any help that can minimize my downtime would be greatly appreciated.