Saturday, March 13, 2010

Let the body adjust

With further reading of the April edition of the Running Times, I found a another way for us to increase our mileage after lay off or an injury. Jack Daniels (the exercise physiologist) suggests that the old 10% a week rule is arbitrary. He recommends staying at a certain mileage for 3-4 weeks then adding approximately 10 more miles in the next week. He suggests adding 1 mile or 10 minutes to each run you do in a week. Then you would stay at that level for 3-4 weeks before the next jump. This method give s the body a chance to adjust to this stress level before a new level is introduced.

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