The thing is I am not really a distance runner....maybe 25km in a good week? That is hardly distance.My desire is to run 10km a couple of times a week and maybe 15km over the weekend. I dont see this as 'overtraining'?
Each time I have spoken to a seasoned runner about this I get the same response :
- You need to rest (check)
- You need to cut your mileage (why, that is not to solve anything)
- Check your shoes (check)
- Stretch and strengthen (ongoing)
The scariest thing to me though is the look I get when mention this ailment.
And then the stinger :
"shame Mel, ITB is a bitch. My mom/brother/cousin/trainer eventually quit running because of it.
NOT AN OPTION.
Thankfully I have my own little team of cheerleaders and medical pro's who are going to make sure that, whatever it takes, I will be back in my happy place again real soon!