Hi, I'm 42 and recently returned to running. In the past I only ran to support cardio for martial arts training. I spent a painful year learning to be a hee striker as that was the advice I was given some years ago now I have discovered the "barefoot" community and I'm very excited.
I think though I've started badly as I keep picking up calf tears so I've gone right back to foot and leg drills as suggested by Eric.
I'm looking for a training plan that would prepare me for the Welsh 3000's. It's a 30 mile route over 16 3000ft mountains here in the UK. I pulled out two thirds through back in October due to calf tear and want to do it in June so any advice greatly appreciated.
I'm running for cancer charities here in uk as my wife has untreatable cancer, that's why I no longer practise and teach Aikido, so running has become my new discipline.
All help gratefully received. Many thanks,