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.