Hi, I've just started training for a 10k and am doing a weekly mileage of about 40 miles, usually I would only do about 15-20. I've started getting shin splints, and I'm wondering whether to run through it or not? I'm a little worried as I already suffer from pretty severe tendonitis in my forearms.
Hi, I’ve been following this routine for a month and a bit now and would like some advice on how to change it. Last year I did a lot of weights, bulked up a lot and didn't run much. I then stopped doing weights because of exams etc., but didn’t do much exercise. I’m now fitter than I’ve ever been before after having done a lot of running for a couple of months, but I still have a lot of fat. My main sports are rock climbing and fell running, and so I would really like to get a lot lighter by losing the fat. I wouldn’t mind losing much muscle at the moment though; a lot of the weight training I did last year is pretty useless from the point of view of a climber as I mostly did bench press – you don’t use the pectorals much when climbing. I eat about 3,000 calories (mostly unrefined carbohydrates) and 100 grams of protein a day. I’m 5’9, 149 pounds and 17 years old.
My training program is as follows
Monday: Half an hour stretching, half an hour kickboxing drills on punch bag
Tuesday: Strength session 1: 3 sets of: Bicep curl 7 reps 19 kg each arm Tricep lying dumbbell extensions 11 . reps 15 kg each arm
Hill training: 500 metres with 120 metres ascent x 3
Strength session 2: 3 sets of: Finger pull ups x 15 Press ups x 30 Crunches x 50 Wide-arm pull ups x 15 Tricep bench dips x 40 Reverse crunches x 30
Wednesday: Half an hour stretching, half an hour kickboxing drills on punch bag
Thursday: Strength Session 1 (see Tuesday)
6 mile cross country run at medium pace over hilly country
Strength Session 2 (see Tuesday)
Friday: Half an hour stretching, half an hour kickboxing drills on punch bag
Saturday: Strength Session 1 (see Tuesday)
Cross country run over hilly country, about 10 miles in 1 hour 30 with lots of ascent and descent.
Climbing fingerboard workout
Basically I just want to lose the fat and get lighter.
I went for a hill run about 5 days ago. When I got back felt normal apart from a slightly aching right buttock.
However, the day after I suddenly felt this really bad stabbing pain in my right thigh when I was sitting down and moved my right leg.
This has recurred about 5 times a day since then; sometimes it's so bad it makes me yell with pain, but usually subsides after a few seconds. It always happens when sitting and if I move my right leg slightly. Buttock still aches as well.