5K Training with Chad Fritsche - Week 3

5K Training with Chad Fritsche – Week 3
EVERY DAY AND IN EVERY WAY, YOU ARE GETTING BETTER AND BETTER

1. Tell me about your best workout during these last two weeks and what made it go so well?
2. What have been your biggest challenges since you started this training?
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Mankato Marathon 5K trainers what has been your biggest challenges since you started this training?

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@marianneg316

Mankato Marathon 5K trainers what has been your biggest challenges since you started this training?

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Challenged right now with Achilles tendonitis pain – have been struggling with it for the past few months but has gotten significantly worse in last 30 days. concerned about being able to do the 5K! had a couple of chiropractic adjustments last week that have helped a little.

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@marianneg316

Mankato Marathon 5K trainers what has been your biggest challenges since you started this training?

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Achilles tendonitis is a tough one. I've been battling that off and on for the last 2 years. A few things that have really helped:
1. Take an entire week off, don't worry about the training plan. You'll be okay.
2. During that week off, foam roll your calves, hamstrings, quads, IT band, and most importantly your foot using a lacrosse ball or golf ball.
3. Check with your chiropractor or physician about icing or heat on your achilles. I know for me ice helps a lot.
4. Shoes – if you haven't gotten a shoe assessment I would recommend checking out your local running store to make sure you have the right shoes. This is step #1 before inserts.

Does this help?

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Florida and Arizona Heritage Classic trainers what has been your biggest challenges since you started this training?

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@fritschechad Good Morning- I'm training for my next race in January. I have been training for about a month and a 1/2. I did a 5K walked most of it in October. I am battling terrible shin splints. I have been fit for shoes, I wear compression socks and still I get terrible shin pain while running. No residual pain post run. Any tips? I was using the couch to 5K app and it was progressing too quickly so I was excited to find your plan that takes it a little slower. Let me know if you have any ideas/tips for a brand new runner.

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