Wednesday, 13 May 2009


Less than three weeks to go to the Cork city marathon. Unfortunately I have a number of niggles, including shinsplints. Last week I managed forty-five miles but I'm not going to make anything like that this week. I am backing off significantly on the mileage and will be happy to get more than thirty. For the two taper weeks I am toying with the idea of doing a tempo run and/or a long run and cross training for the remainder of each week.
Hopefully taking this approach will mean I do not loose any fitness while ensuring complete recovery from injury. Time will tell.

Thursday, 7 May 2009


I've developed a case of stage two shin splints. It's especially bad in my right leg and training is quite uncomfortable now. Saying that a few online articles and Runner's world videos gave me exercises that seem to have helped. This evening's six miles easy run was alot better than the previous evening's four miles.
I think I might get away with it getting any more serious but this is my wake up call to abandon any ambitions to increase mileage but rather to introduce some consistent strength training.