Podiatrist Dr. Lee Firestone says that runners, in trying to “get the miles in,” can overdo it. “The ratio of the long run — the weekend run — should never be more than half of the total mileage for the week,” Firestone says. This means that if your mileage goal for the week is 20, you should do no more than 10 on the weekend.
|Dr. Lee Firestone
And in terms of upping the weekly distance and workload, that should be done over time. Firestone says: no more than a 10 percent increase in total distance per week. “The bones get stronger when we walk and run, as do muscles and tendons,” Firestone says. “But we have to let them adapt gradually.”
Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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