New coach- Stress fracture recovery- 2016 Season

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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.

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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 http://www.bouldercoaching.com!
This will add a little more structure to my training and better planning even though in essence the training won’t be so different.

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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