A hard decision to make just two weeks out from a half marathon, but I think need to just stop until my race. Major IT band flare up again on yesterday's long run, and even though I was able to grind out 10.3 miles, it's really not happy. I don't want to risk long term injury, and maybe all these other "fixes" (like the support band etc) though they help are just covering up the fact that I need to rest it. I think that might do me more good than any further training at this point.

Planning to continue stretching and strenthening workouts for core, hips, and glutes, plus some light resistance work for the leg muscles and something low-impact like stationary bike for cardio. Just no high-impact running for now.

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