7th August 2014 – Daily Running Log

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. My training is a slow progression from couch to 100 miles. 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 – 06:45
Sleeping time  – 23:45

Nutrition –

Breakfast –
Lunch –
Dinner –
Snacks –
Drinks – 2 L water
Supplements –

I was supposed to start a detox today but I lasted for 24 hours and then all of a sudden I binged to the max on potato chips, sweets, chocolate and savory snacks. I feel really ashamed. I then went into an insulin overload and got the shakes and felt sick for the rest of the day. Well I guess this shows I’m human.




Type – Run
Time – 37:02 mins
Distance – 2.58
Speed – 14:17 min/mile
Calories – 206
Weather – 59F
Footwear – Asics Nimbus Gel 15
Terrain – Mixed concrete and grass
Exertion Level 1-10 (10 being the hardest) – 5
Injuries – None

Full details here http://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/559096571


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 9 of the 30 day free challenge 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

Events –

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

• Fads don’t work. I need to learn to stop being an all or nothing kinda guy.


Daily Personal Logs of my Running Training

New Forest

I started my blog only a few days ago thinking that I could write to my hearts content about the one thing I love more than anything else (besides my marriage). It turns out it’s a little harder than that. When it comes to writing things down on your blog you can get a little lost and not know what to say. I try writing and I think to myself “who’s going to read this rubbish?”. There are so many good blogs out there why would anyone want to read what I have written so far?

I’m not giving up on my desire to be a blogger though. I have just decided that I will take another route whereby even if my blog never becomes successful in the eyes of others, I can make it successful to myself and help me become a more successful runner.

After only running 13 months and being injured for about 9 months, I have decided that instead of trying to come back how I have before I’m just going to start all over again. I will start with couch to 5k and work my way all the way up to 100 mile runs.

From this day on I will be writing a daily journal which will include as much info as I can remember for each day of my training. Once a month I will also write an additional blog on  the ups and downs of that month and the things I can change in the future to progress more as a successful runner.

There isn’t much on ultra distance training plans and schedules. Certainly not when it comes to the ins and outs of someones training and so I thought I would start to do this myself.

Readers over time will have access to years worth of daily training covering areas such as;

  • Training distances
  • Training speeds
  • Training Surfaces
  • Speed training
  • Nutrition
  • Sleeping habits
  • Stress factors
  • Races
  • Footwear
  • Injuries
  • Accessories
  • Literature

Please be aware that these posts are real life. I wont leave out all the times I mess up my diet or exercise plans. I wont leave out the times I do not follow my plans correctly. I want to give 100% true honest information on the training I do this day forth to take me from being injured all the time not running, to running 100 mile events! Everyone is free to take whatever they wish from my blog and put it into practice for themselves. Some of what I use will be from gathered research I have done myself and I will try to remember to always link where I got the information from. Some of the work will be my own. Some will work and some will not. I do not take any responsibility for any damage done to those who follow parts of my routines and end up injured or hurt in any way as is the case so far… I’m constantly injured. So it may be wise this early on to see how my training is going in a few months time.

Anyway I hope you enjoy my posts and get a lot of helpful stuff from it. Either way…..