So, I’m kinda regretting those 5 miles through my neighborhood yesterday. My IT band is definitely feeling it today….
I’m hoping it’s just a bit irritated from running so far on cambered roads and that rest, ice, and stretching will have it feeling better soon. I’m just coming back from one injury, I don’t want to take off any time for another.
Now that I think about it, cambered roads have made me super injury prone. The first two years I spent running were relatively injury free. But that was when I was running exclusively on a paved trail.
Now that I’ve spent 5 or 6 month running on a cambered road I’ve been dealing with IT band issues in my left leg, a persistent injury in my right hip, and pain in my left shin that felt very much like the stress fracture that I used to have (luckily that’s completely gone now).
I suppose I need to focus more on strengthening my hips. I already stretch, foam roll, ice things, and cross train. So making my hips stronger seems like the logical next step in my opinion.
Do you have any persistent injuries?
How are you dealing with them?