Glasletes week 4 10K training

I can’t believe that it’s week 4 already!  (I also can’t believe that in 2 months I will be closer to 40 than I’m comfortable- with but that’s beside the point.)  I wish I hadn’t missed last week, as it sounds like it was brilliant and right up my street (thank you Mrs. Hudson) and it looks like there will be another session soon.

I’ve been suffering (laying on the couch as if suffering from consumption) from some mild shin splints, so I’ve been very cautious with my running since the 5K.  Most of my runs last week were done on the treadmill, so I was nervous about last night despite my regimen of ice. heat, hot baths, muscle rub, compression socks, and ibuprofen. (So nervous in fact that I needed valium to get out the door, and I had been doing so well lately too.  🙁   [unrelated: hoping new GP will be more understanding of this and not have such a tight reign on what I need in times like this.])

Getting back to the point- given my worries, I asked Natalie to look at my stride while we warmed up and it looks like I’m overpronating on my right (Damn my leg!) 

probably from being so cautious when my knee was hurting.  I will keep an eye on this and make sure I continue my above regimen (including lounging like a consumptive).

After warming up we headed out running toward an area where we were to be doing sprints (which are what caused my shin splints as I ran as hard and as fast as I could when I was being ridiculed) so I knew I needed to be cautious here.  I ran the first 2 rounds all in, and slowed the pace for the remaining.



We then ran back to the fountain for lunges, squats and a cool down.  During the run back I felt so slow.  I was purposely running slower (due to the shin splints) but I felt my  heart rate was still really high for such a slooooooow pace. (Perhaps I need to get over the heart rate/pacing issue as it seems to be a mental hurdle?)  Or perhaps it’s just the fact that I expect more of myself after running for a few months and working out for over a year?

After lunges, squats and stretching we got our new schedules for the upcoming weeks and discussed the possibility of going to some Parkruns soon as we will need to start upping the distance!  Today swimming is on the schedule which works for me as all I want to do is soak in the jacuzzi at the gym.


How has your training/workouts/life been going this week?


(NB 1: Funny, I was up at 9 am today contrary to my going on and on last night about lazing in bed until noon!)

(NB: 2 Sam, if you’re reading this- I should have run back with you considering you ran past my window less than 10 minutes after I got home on the subway!)




  1. 08/08/2013 / 16:02

    So awesome that you’re keeping at it, Cindy! I run with these people that run 7-8 minute miles. My 11:30 pace does not quite jive with theirs.. but still gotta keep at it!

    Shin splints could definitely be a form issue. Mine have almost gone away completely unless I don’t pay attention to how I run. If I consciously think about my form, I have almost no pain! Makes it a little more tolerable.
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    • 11/08/2013 / 18:45

      I just feel SO slow. I hate it. I mentally think I could go so much faster, and then I look down at my heart rate and I’m like “whoa, slow down!”

      I am also sure that there is form in there as well. I spent SO much time favouring my knee, worried it was going to start hurting again, that I forgot to think about running.
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  2. 08/08/2013 / 16:23

    Cindy, I know! Can’t believe that we’re already on week 4! Makes me kinda nervous about upping the distance…but, in a good way (if that’s possible).

    You did a superb job last night, I didn’t even realize that you were taking it easy. It was such a struggle for me to keep up the phase… So pleased to hear that Natalie was able to spot what’s the problem. Hope she gave you some advice on what to do, and next time at Gordon’s you definitely should ask him to give you some movements/exercises to compensate for the overpronating. In fact, you might fancy dropping him a message, either at #Glasgletes’ FB or send him an e-mail directly ( He is brilliant at this sort of stuff!

    Yes, we should have ran back together, for sure! I’d love to have company, I was loosing my will to live when doing the journey alone, haha. Oh, and I have a confession to make, I went home with a more than a milk carton from the Tescos… Oops!

    • 11/08/2013 / 18:46

      LOL! I was SO slow, it wasn’t even funny. I am fairly sure that turtles were passing me!
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