How many miles are you on now? For safety, then include them all.
But really, does it make that much difference? As your mileage increases your warmup / cool down runs will be short in comparison anyway.
yes they do count... it's the repetitive thumping on the tarmac that causes injury not the phase of training you are in. Run off road - it reduces the "thumping" and therefore means recovery is quicker. Also strengthens the core more than road running.
10% is good advice - IMHO. (*caveat - I'm just a forumite so take all advice with a huge pinch of salt)! And while, in all seriousness, Jeremy above is right - there are some physio's who don't understand runners too... so don't assume that all physios will give 100% appropriate advice. Many of them are from the "if it hurts don't do it" school.
Thanks all. I suspected as much!! it just occured to me when recording it that I never used to include it previously, perhaps if I had then I may not have broken my leg Lesson learned !!
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