Thanks all! Pain subsided at 5 pm last night.
I am going to play this buy ear, or should I say IT Band? I have been watching videos and stuff and they say IT band issues happen more with increased mileage (check), hills (uh double check) and uneven running surfaces (triple check!).
Will take it easy now and next week. Will do strength training, riding the horse, maybe break out the bike.
The pain is the outside of the knee to the bottom front, it is not under the knee cap where the cruciate is, so do not believe that is the case. I, unfortunately, know all about cruciates as I have paid for more than 10 of them on dogs!
I figured if I feel good enough to start, I'll have 3+ miles into the race where I need to make the decision for 1/2 or 10K. Or I can walk it too! Last year the slowest 1/2 time was 3:17:00 at a 15 minute pace. I'm sure that would be doable if I run till the IT band acts up. At least the race ground is even!
I definitely won't run if I am in pain, that hurts!
Edited by: BAILEYS7OF9 at: 9/26/2013 (12:32)
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