Over the last couple of weeks I've been slowly building up my times, after a leg injury. I did think it was ITB injury, but now I'm not so sure, after reading many different web articles I think the pain at the side of my knee wasn't quite in the right place to be ITB syndrome. Anyway, I've been doing strengthening exercises, foam rollering, ice, cold/hot shower and rest. It's all paid off because gradually my leg started to feel better and I started back running, first with a couple of week 4 runs, then moved on to 20mins and built up.
I have also been wearing a support on my leg, I feel it's keeping my knee from straying too much while running.
Over the Christmas break I managed a Boxing Day run, and another last Saturday (made it to 5k), then this morning I set off, it was sunny, not too cold and as usual the first 10 minutes were hard work, but then I got into my stride and kept going, once i'd made it past 5k, I was determined to push on to 6k. This is my furthest run so far, so it's great to start the New Year with a new record.