My legs felt OK and my IT bands didn't bother me. My right hip tweaked out a little bit during the run, but it was not anything serious. My calves were sore post run and my Achilles still act up in the morning. I'm doing my calf stretches per my PT's advice and that's supposed to help.
I had PT twice last week. He worked on my right hip during my first session and stretched it and massaged it hard. I almost cried. On Friday, he used the dreaded stick to work on my right calf, hamstring and ITB. I almost cried again, but he showed me pictures of his dogs so that helped. I did a lot of hip work at PT this week, which I think is helping.
My PT asked me if I am more prepared for the marathon this year. I told him that I think I am, but I really can't say for sure. My IT bands hurt a lot less and I was able to put off PT until the 12th week of training. I think I'm getting in about the same mileage and I haven't missed a long run yet. My weekly long runs are another story though.
More importantly, I think my attitude toward the marathon is better since I know what to expect and I want to perform better this year compared to last year. I really wanted to quit after week 15 after having missed my 20 miler for no good reason. I'm definitely getting my 20 miler in this year. Hopefully I'll be able to achieve my time goal.
T-Minus 34 days until the marathon! 34 more days until I can get my life back! GO BEARS! Why are we losing to the Bengals?! Hope your training is going well!