Thursday, July 22, 2010

Adjustments

I recently realized that I need to make a few adjustments to my training plan. Ater my speed workout (intervals) on Tuesday my shins felt a little sore. I definitely know the feeling because I got really bad shin splints while training for my first marathon. The main reason I got shin splits the last time was because I was doing too much too soon. My training plan has me running 3 days a week; intervals on Tuesday, tempo run on Thursday, long run on Saturday and cross training 2 days a week. I think I just need to focus on the intensity of my speed workouts, but make sure that I'm not running for too long each time. I'm still pretty slow since I just started running again, but I'll get there!

Anyway, to make a long story short I decided to not do my tempo run this week and let my legs rest a bit then run my long run on Saturday, which will be 11 miles. I want to make sure I don't get shin splints this time around! Other than that I'm sticking to my plan and doing my speedwork (just not as many miles), long runs and spin classes.

9 comments:

abbi said...

I'm right there with you. I skipped a run this week because my legs have felt off and I wanted to make sure I was rested for the long run. Sounds like a great decision, great work!

fitandfortysomething.com said...

really smart to recognize when you need to back off. my husband gets really bad shin splints too if he pushes it too hard and he has been doing what you are doing-taking it easy.....have a good long run this weekend :)

Jessica said...

you are SO smart to hold back and rest your legs - 99% of running injuries happen because we don't listen to our bodies and push ourselves too far. have a great 11 miles this weekend :o)

Leah B. said...

I recently had to take two and a half weeks off from running to let my legs/ankle recover. So, I know how you feel. It's hard to back off but most of the time you'll feel so much better! I did! Have fun on your long run!

Anne said...

Smart move. Sometimes it's good to take a rest. Hope the long run went great!

Erika said...

Listening to your body is key! I skipped a workout this week, too! Hope you have an amazing week!

Molly said...

sounds like you made the right decision, you don't want to get worse if you can get better!

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Anonymous said...

When you're made to GO, it's hard to hold back isn't it!

Don't give up. There are better times to come.

Here's something I came across the other day.

"Now is a good time to take a look at your life's map, find a better route, and move forward in the direction of the good things in your future."

Love, Mom

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