Apparently now that I'm old I can't just start running without first stretching my creaky old limbs.
I found this out the hard way. My knee hurts.
A week ago I ran my long run faster than I was supposed to and kind of irritated my IT band. I rested it all week (well I still ran but I kept them easy runs). Last night I was kind of strapped for time because I didn't want to run in the heat or in the dark so I started my magic mile without stretching.
Not the smartest move.
Now my IT band hurts and I feel cranky because I had to skip my speed workout and spend the day icing my knee.
I hate ice unless it's contained in my cup cooling my drink.
Why can't there be some magic wrap or cream or something that will make it better? it's a obnoxious naggy kind of injury where it hurts but usually not enough to really make in impossible to run- just a bad idea to run.