Well, it looks like we won’t find out if we get to run the “Valley Inn” hill until just before the race.
CBC reported in December that due to work on the CN rail bridge, race organizers won’t know if the road will be open until a week or so before the race.
So much doing any training on Valley Inn Road hill this year.
Update: I’ve checked Valley Inn Road, so don’t even bother trying. The whole hill is fenced off from the end of the bailey bridge at the bottom to the barricades at the top. I guess we’ll all have to make do with just running all the Northshore hills over and over again.
For more information find the Around The Bay group training sessions, you’ll find it off the Training menu or just follow the link to get the the information and maps for each week’s run.
Since shin splints can happen when your calf muscles become stronger than the shin muscles, one way to prevent shin splints in the first place is to do some strengthening exercises. Heel walks are beneficial, but here’s a simple move you can do while at your desk.
The web site has been updated and we are now running on WordPress rather than custom code. It should be easier to post essays and updates.
I’ve already redesigned both the Around The Bay Training and the Chair Pushers Guide, so both should be easier to navigate around and find what you want quicker.
I’ll be adding in all the content from the old web site in the next while as well as adding new content. More changes will be made as we tart up the design, so watch your step, it’s a construction zone. If you find a missing link or problem, just drop me a line and I’ll fix it up.
Mark G. Collis