A common mistake that many runners make is increasing their weekly mileage too soon. By gradually increasing your mileage, you decrease your risk of injury. The general rule for increasing mileage each week is to increase up to 10% or the mileage or minutes you run each week. For example, if you currently run 10 miles per week, you can successfully run a total of 11 miles the next week. Keep increasing at a maximum of 10% of last week’s mileage until you reach your goal mileage.
Remember, slow and steady wins the race!
Coach Carol Frazey