New coach- Stress fracture recovery- 2016 Season


Hello everyone!

It’s been sometime since my last post, and I just wanted to go over the last few months.

During my training for U23 Worlds in Chicago last September I had shin splints (again!) and developed a stress fracture in my tibia. I raced on it in Worlds to a decent result (14th). After that I obviously needed some time off and skip the late season World Cups unfortunately.


It’s now been 2.5 months without running and I am starting back on the Alter G treadmill at 75% body weight. It seems all good now, but that’s a long time without running!

Also, after almost 3 years being self-coached I am starting with Simon Lessing (yes Simon Lessing with 5 ITU World Titles) and Darren & Coleen De Reuck (4 time Olympic runner- running and strength specialists). Check out the site at!
This will add a little more structure to my training and better planning even though in essence the training won’t be so different.


As for the 2016 season, it will be focused on ITU again and I will aim to the WTS level, and U23 Worlds in Cozumel in September. I am back into full training and I am very motivated to say the least. I’m implementing a few changes in my training and especially in stuff around training that I hope will help a lot.

Thank you for the read

See you guys around

Rudy VB