Ever have one of those days where nothing is wrong, but everything is just off? That has been the last few days for me. This morning when I finished work I headed out for a run. It was supposed to be a nice little 50 minute run at an easy pace. Apparently I needed a little more because I ping-ponged back and forth with my splits with 10 min/mile being the net (10:23, 9:42, 10:02, 9:50, 9:46). No consistency with my pace but I don't care. I was just out for a nice run. The good thing...while I was out running the world righted itself. All is great now (as much so as it can be) and the day has gone wonderfully since.
I tried out my new ITB strap and I had no ITB pain during the run. I have been doing my rolling, icing, stretching, exercises, and more for my ITB. I am cautiously hopeful that my marathon goes well in 1.5 weeks.