How is the running going, getting down there in days I see!!!! I know it still seems ions away but it will be here before you know it, my friend and her husband have decided to sign up for the event in February they are looking so forward to it, thought of you.
(continued because it was too long...) I don't need the orthotics anymore because I've been pretty diligent about strength training...if you strengthen your quads/hamstrings that really helps with knee pain. Hope you feel better!
IT Band pain or something else? Do you have a foam roller? I'd take a day or 2 off and see how it feels, if it keeps hurting you may want to have a doctor check it out. I had Runner's Knee a few years back and my doctor recommended Powerstep Orthotics ($25) which worked great.