I normally run about 30+ miles per week at an average of 9mm-10mm, quicker for speedwork.
I have a week off coming up. My boyfriend does not. I would like to get out for some more long runs in this week, purely for the enjoyment. If I stick to running very slowly does this decrease my chance of injury or is it too risky to run much more than 35 miles due to my current mileage?...
One week, no it will not greatly increase your risk of injury. If you are used to running 30 miles a week and have been doing so for some weeks or months then an increase of 15% is not excessive.
If you do run this week at an increased mileage then make sure that the following week is a recovery week, as you normally would plan for any race or event in which you take part. If you view the week as an event say and plan well then you should be fine and enjoy your time off.
I don't know, I'm not you.
I`m a teacher and I`ve made the mistake of overdoing the training in hols. Last July I ended up with a stress fracture.
Visit the official Runner's World page
Follow Runner's World on Twitter
Other Natmag-Rodale Sites
Run For Charity
About Runner's World
Runner's World is a publication of Hearst Magazines UK which is the trading name of The National Magazine Company Ltd, 72 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 9EP. Registered in England 112955. All rights reserved.
Website powered by: Immediate Media Company Limited. | © Runner's World 2002-2013 |