I am a runner who was injured with medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splints). After having trouble getting back to running for 9 months I decided it was time to start again. All in all I have only ran for about 4 or 5 months with success but I’ll be breaking that starting today. I will be blogging every day giving you all my training tips and my complete training schedules. I will also write monthly to pull out all the good and bad points of my training, and things I could do better in the following months. Feel free to use my blogs how you will at your own peril.
Sleeping Habits –
Waking time – 09:00
Sleeping time – 23:30
Breakfast – Bran flakes with semi skimmed milk, apple, banana, strawberries and cinnamon
Lunch – salad with shredded red cabbage, carrots, almonds, fresh parsley, lettuce, lemon juice, pepper and salt + tuna and light mayo sandwich
Dinner –chili con carne with brown rice
Snacks – 3 nectarines and an apple, multigrain crackers
Drinks – 1.5 L water
Supplements – multi vit and min tablet, iodine, krill oil
Positive today but been hyper all day so drained now. Time for bed lol.
Type – Rehab – stretches
Time – 09:30
Distance – NA
Speed – NA
Calories – NA
Weather – NA
Footwear – NA
Terrain – NA
Exertion Level 1-10 (10 being the hardest) – 3
Injuries – NA
First of all I went ahead and did the exercises I have been given by my physio to help with my tibial stress syndrome. These are the videos I was sent to follow. I have been doing this daily for 3 days now but have just emailed my physio to check if I am supposed to do these daily or not.
Heel Walking http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwWOZGyE3DQ
Shin splints exercise http://www.kinetic-revolution.com/secret-shin-strengthening-exercise/
Shin splints exercise http://www.kinetic-revolution.com/three-exercises-for-shin-splints-mtss/Running Calf Strength and Ankle Drills
Calf strength and ankle drills http://www.kinetic-revolution.com/running-calf-strength-exercise-ankling-drill/
Downward Dog Pose https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKx-LPTtvBQ
Shin splints exercise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crxG22quZus
After doing these I moved onto day 7 of the 30 day free challenge. I’m working on a new set now. Mainly based on basic strength and core training. I have incorporated the basic mobility and balance routines too. I’m not sure if I need to do all these everyday but he keeps stressing persistence is key so there we go.
Sign up for free here. http://www.kinetic-revolution.com/30daychallenge
Lastly I did a core workout thanks to Fitness Blender on Youtube. You can find the free 7 minute video here.
Sat 13th September – Parun Cannon Hill Park Birmingham, United Kingdom
Keep an eye on this section where you will see upcoming events and blogs on events that I have already completed.
Thoughts for the day