Darcy and I tried to do an easy 5 miles yesterday. I made it less than a half mile when I knew that wasn't going to happen. I was feeling an all too familiar tightening and pain on my left side. My IT Band. I tried to run a little bit more, but it was definitely not going away. So, we walked. The night was gorgeous and it was pleasant to have a conversation without struggling to do it between breaths.
But now I have this problem. I wouldn't say it's a full blown injury, but I feel like it's about 1 run away from becoming one. I first felt that something might be up during the last 3 Yassos that I ran on Wednesday. I could feel a pull and a hitch in my stride, but I was hoping that it was just nothing. Obviously it wasn't nothing. The good news is that at this point it doesn't hurt AT ALL while I'm not running, and it doesn't bother me while I'm going down stairs either. Knowing this, I hope that I'll be able to get it under control easily and that I won't have to even worry about Top of Utah.
I'm waiting for a call from my PT so he can answer some questions. For now I'm just going to do my old rehab- strength training exercises, foam roll, ice, and rest. The soonest they could get me in for a session was Tuesday afternoon. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed until then.
Ugh. So much for that 10K PR (I'll have to wait to break into that 45 minute mark until next time)- the marathon is WAY more important.