I spent the beginning of the week foam rolling my face off.
By Thursday I finally had all the ouchies out of my IT band. And by Saturday I decided to push my long run to Sunday.
Sunday I made it .1 of my 18 miles before calling it quits and walking back home. But not before stopping to stretch three times to see if that'd help. Nope. It's a different knee pain than what I've experienced in the past, and I attributed it to residual IT band soreness that I wasn't getting completely.
So instead of a 3 hour long run, I went for a 3 hour long ride. Not nearly as beneficial as the run, but it was still a great day to be out enjoying the outdoors.
Longest solo ride. Second longest ride ever. While maintaining my fastest long-long ride pace. Wahoo!