>Running 101>If you increase your long run....
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What I have done is this: add 10% every other week to your long run and then the other weeks add 10% to one of your short runs.
Example (I'll just add one mile to make it simple...)
I'm no expert but this has worked for me
what do you do with your other runs during the week? For example, I am currently running about 3 to 3.5 miles 4 times a week. If you go by the 10% rule, I should start doing a "long" run of about 4.2 miles once a week. I was planning on doing that for a few weeks, then increasing it again.
My question is, at what point do I increase the distance of my other runs during the week, and by how much?
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Thanks y'all! I think your advice will really help. Cheffy, I checked out the training programs, and I do think its a good idea to have a plan on paper like that. I love a plan. My husband is frequently annoyed by that. I think higdons spring training will suit me better, just because it's in mileage rather than minutes. Somehow, I feel like I'm progressing more if it's based on mileage. That way I know I made it a certain distance.
Thunderthighs and mdmccat, I really like your strategy too. Seems to me like you are increasing total weekly mileage at a faster rate this way. Covering more ground, so to speak. (I haven't done the math yet, though, and YES I am good at math ) I'm going to sit down tonight and see what I want my plan to be for the next few months.
Thanks again for the help.
At this point, MY definition of long run is anything longer than 5K distance. I've only been running since October '07 and just ran my first 5K this past weekend. Currently I'm running between 12 and 14 mpw. I want to begin to increase my mileage in a reasonable manner to avoid injury, while feeling like I am progressing at a reasonable pace as well. --Anna
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It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.