I seem to have been forced finally to recognise that this IT/ knee problem is not going to go away as quickly as I would like. Six days from the Run Hackney half marathon and I now know that I won't be passing the Hackney Empire or making my way through the Olympic Village on Sunday.
I've been foam rollering and stretching to try to make this better but I haven't been able to stop myself wanting to get out and do the odd short run. 15 mins on Thursday. 25 mins on Saturday. Then I thought an easy 10k to test it. Well I managed barely 4.5k before I knew it wasn't going to work and had to give up.
I am fairly philosophical about it all but I'm not too pleased. Just got to get on and let it mend, treat the underlying problems and get ready in time for the next race, whenever that might be. Oh, the travels of the long-distance runner!
Good luck and happy running!