Posted: 14/12/2016 at 14:57
Nick – re temperature, how about starting off wearing a jacket then when you get warm take it off. Then, as you cool down you can put it back on again. How is the HRM acting in the colder weather ? (I haven’t looked on Strava for ages)
Ian – sounds like you are getting into good shape ready for the start of marathon training. Re tempo runs, I think they are mainly to get you used to running at a higher effort for longer periods of time and also to have a quickish leg turnover. Hill work will strengthen the legs. If doing hills and speed together then maybe do intervals rather than tempo ?
Rob – good stuff on the excessive eating and drinking ! I have been doing exactly the same. Well done on the run streak, are you doing the one where you do 1 mile on the 1st, 2 on the 2nd, 3 on the 3rd until you get to the 15th then work you way backwards own to 1 on the 31st ?
IBB – treadmill challenge ? Urgh !
Ali – no heart rate training at the moment so cant bore you with any more of it ! Plenty of good racing from you as usual and it goes without saying that you have another PB. Well done !
Carl – work still getting in the way ? Remind me which marathon you have entered ?
So. I’ve spent the last few weeks getting my CV together and sending it out to recruitment agencies and doing a lot of networking on LinkedIn. I’m finding this looking for a job stuff is actually harder work than working ! There’s a lot more jobs out there than I was expecting, especially for this time of the year. I’ve had a bit of interest for some permanent jobs but I’m looking to go down the contracting route which is notoriously quiet at this time of the year. I’ve set up my own limited company ready for when I can get a contract job. I’ve not run for about 2 weeks or so. I’m definitely suffering from shin splints in my left leg, I’ve got a burning sensation on the shin bone etc. The right leg, however, has a pain on the inside of the tibia but no burning feeling. This could well be a stress fracture of the tibia but at the very least it’s shin splints in both legs. So, it’s a case of resting for a few weeks so I now won’t be running until the end of January. Which means I won’t be able to run in either of the ultras I am booked in for.