4-10 June 2018
Week 3 of my training block for the Clacton Half Marathon, modified due to injury.
Cross-Training (Gym Workouts) – Monday – Sunday
— David A. Church (@GroundedRunner) June 4, 2018
More time in the gym the last two nights. Building upper and lower strength using free weights and machines.
Pleased to be feeling my workouts but recovering quickly.#Gym #CrossTraining pic.twitter.com/xLwgcPZ4dD
— David A. Church (@GroundedRunner) June 6, 2018
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My sixth day in a row at my local gym. I'm embracing my new lower-impact and strength based training routine to cope with my ongoing 'shin splints'. Pleasantly surprised that I'm enjoying getting sweaty on my regular cross-trainer workouts. • Photo by @GroundedRunner in @DSFitnessExperience.
Although the injury in my shins has remained it has not prevented me from enjoying a wide range of exercises.
I have focused on workouts to strengthen my lower body, including using machines such as leg extension, curl and press, as well as dumbbell lunges, barbell squats and barbell deadlifts.
Every day I have also spent hours on the cross-trainer, static bike and rower to continue sweating.
I also purchased more running shoes from Vivobarefoot, to give me more support when I return to running.