Not really, but I quit training for our first marathon in 6 days. My knee was bothering me on each run, so I decided to rest it entirely until we run in the Orange County Marathon.
I have been getting a lot of advice the last few days about my knee and the consensus is that it is a problem associated with the IT Band. Wikipedia had some information on the IT Band which you can find by clicking here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iliotibial_band_syndrome. But basically, it is what my sister and my brother’s girlfriend’s sister, an athletic trainer, had told me all along. That I would need to stretch the IT Band and the more stretching that I could do to it, the less likely it would be that it would hurt me in the future.
Starting tomorrow, I think I am going to go to the gym to lightly work out my upper body and stretch my IT Band and maybe do some brief elliptical work. With just six days to go I’m a little stressed about the prospect of running a full marathon, but I’m excited as well. At least I will know that I will have a time to improve on for future races.