As both a coach and someone who has ran thousands of miles, I've learned a thing or two about injuries.
The primary lesson is that they are almost always from a combination of doing too much too soon before your body is ready and not giving your body ample opportunity to adapt and recover to the training load.
Illiotibial Band Friction Syndrome is a hotly debated subject. The human body is a complicated piece of machinery and as much as we like to pretend, we actually don't know that much about how it works. For example, a new muscle was recently discovered! With ITBS, if you click on 10 articles you'll likely see a number of different causes and resolutions.
Below are just a couple methods that may resolve the discomfort. Read More