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|Author: ||Simon Phoenix|
|Subject: ||RE: Is the 10% rule for max increase in weekly mileage BS or a good guide?|
There is no max rule. 10% is probably a safe cautious approach but every runner is different. I'm in my 50's and just coming off a year off with no running due to injury. I recently bumped up my weekly mileage from 30 to 40 mpw. That's a 25% increase in one week. I didn't die and I didn't turn into a pumpkin. Nor did I even feel a hint of discomfort. But yes, 10% is probably a good guide for most.
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