In my last post a week ago, I mentioned that I have been struggling to manage a shin splints niggle. My plan was originally this:
Part 3 – Push to race distance
06/02 12 Miles
13/02 13.1 Miles
Given the shin splints issue, I skipped the long run to give my body time to recover. My long remains 13.1 Miles on the 06/02.
I have been able to get some good training in.
Monday: 3.1 Miles Threshold @10.36 mins/mile
Tuesday: Swimming 400metres PB
Wednesday: 6.2 Miles Easy @12:30 mins/mile
Thursday: Rest day
Friday: Cycle 11 Bikes @16 mph
Saturday: 4 Miles Steady @11 mins/mile
Sunday: Rest Day
The shin splints have been manageable. I get some discomfort but by scaling back the intensity and duration they are feeling a lot better. Under ideal circumstances I should rest until healed but that’s not going to happen.
I have a half in two weeks time and I plan to complete that race under 2:30 hours. Given that I am in the final two weeks I am at a stage where no training will actually the race. All I can do is keep everything loose and relaxed and rest a little more.
I will do either 6.2 miles to 8 miles on Monday, and from then on will keep distances shorter.
I am quite excited to return to Cambridge. I plan to enjoy the run.