Can we start a fellowship of the ITBS? I know a few people here are battling this right now. Mine flared up again during a marathon last week. The Sedona marathon was beautiful. I had a great first half of the race, but started feeling knee pain at mile 10. At the turnaround I knew I was in trouble and at mile 14 I was walking. Walked/shuffled the rest of the way and tried to enjoy the scenery. So why the knee pain? I do have a history of knee pain, but thought I had it solved. I had several good long runs (20+ miles) and a barefoot 13.1 before the marathon with no pain. It could have been the hilly course, but I have been running hills. Blame it on the Merrell Trail Gloves? Maybe, I have been mostly running barefoot and with huaraches. My recovery plan: Research. Read through the older posts and articles about ITBS. Use rolling techniques and work on getting my hips more flexible. Strength training on my weaker muscles. Back off my mileage and no more races for a while. Barefoot as much as possible (I was going to do this regardless of how the marathon turned out). Just did 5k barefoot with no pain. So who is in the club with me? Rick W.