Running (HR control) 1:23:20 14.51 km (5:45 / km) +162m5:26 / km ahr:149 max:164 shoes: Adidas Supernova Glide
All zig-zag run to Bmth pier and back. Usual route up/down on all zig-zags there and back, but given the recent lack of training I wasn;t pushing anywhere.
This is basically my start (although I did one shorter like this) of the winter training plan where I will consciously try and improve my running technique combined with HR control i.e. it isn't about the pace, rather run whatever my zone 3 allows. I might need to adjust the zone boundaries to the new HRM though as it either measures higher or I am so out of shape that I can't push my HR below 150 even as I am jogging. The technique part is more or less trying to observe the chi running i.e. transitioning to mid or even front foot strike / higher cadence etc. Out of coincidence I was listening to a podcast from Freakonomics that was explaining the concept of purposeful training aka how to get better at anything, which explained the concept of focusing on improving a particular aspect of the activity - I thought it fit perfectly for what I was doing as I was concentrating throughout on leaning forward, keeping straight etc...
Given the lack of training recently aiming to get rid of the shin splints it was quite difficult to get through the first bit. Started to feel better from about 5k in. I was quite OK but started to feel my shin splints again from about 11k so fingers crossed that it won't come back.