Mon 20 Apr - Boston marathon! see my separate post describing this wonderful event. What an experience!
Tue 21 Apr - No run today. My knee is still feeling funky. Other than that, I have no soreness or fatigue.
Wed 22 Apr - No running. Pain is isolated to the IT Band around the knee. I iced and stretched tonight.
Thu 23 Apr - 10 minutes warm up on bike followed by a 5-minute run test on the treadmill gradually increasing my speed to race pace. I could not sustain the tempo without losing my form from the pain. I stretched afterward and headed over to my massage therapy appointment. Much better afterward, she really worked the IT band and surrounding muscles. I am pretty sure this is the source of the discomfort. I will probably continue an ice and stretching regimen every night with cycling instead of running until the Vancouver marathon to make sure all systems are go.