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Sunday, March 2, 2008


My ITBS has flared up again.

It didn't seem too bad after the 1/2 marathon... until I tried to run. Didn't get more than a couple of kilometers before the familiar pain on the outside of the knee started up.

Going to stick with the bike for the next week, it seems pain-free, and have physio next week.

Sigh. :( The marathon is almost certainly out of the question now. I just hope I can still do Around the Bay... but it's only weeks away.


answerphoned1,d6 said...

That sucks dude...hopefully it gets better.

Considered skating (rollerblading)? That might be a training activity that won't aggravate your ITBS.

Jon P said...

I think it would be worse most likely... ITBS is caused by tightening of the muscle on the outside of the leg, which gets used even more skating than running.

Cycling is perfect, you don't use those muscles, the motion is straight up and down. So that's what I'm doing right now, have the bike set-up on a trainer in the living room.