Net surfing the other day and out of curiosity I looked up ITband a problem
that has afflicted several people on here. One thing I did see about it
and I haven't seen anyone mention (but then again I may have just missed
that conversation, sorry if that's the case) is that it can be caused by
"IT band syndrome is common in runners who perform unbalanced, repetitive
exercise such as running only on one side of a crowned road, or only
running one way around a track. Most roads slope off to the sides and
running along the edge causes to the outside foot to be lower than the
inside foot. This in turn causes the pelvis to tilt to one side and
stresses the IT band."
Just thought I'd mention this as pavements are often sloping too and it is
easy to get into the habit of doing the same run on the same side of the
road, especially if like me, your options for running are severely limited
during the dark evenings. I've got one circular route which I love in one
direction and hate in the other and one "out and back" which I don't
really like as I prefer to do circular routes.
Anyway, as I say, sorry if it's already been discussed. And if not, this
is another bit of information that might help someone.