When the 10% Rule for Increasing Running Mileage Doesn't Apply
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When the 10% Rule for Increasing Running Mileage Doesn’t Apply

Sometimes it feels as though running and injuries go hand and hand. The more you run, the more likely you are to get injured. Why is that? There are so many rules to build mileage, but what is best for you might not be best for your friend.

Most sources state the ten percent rule is a good spot to start when increasing your mileage. It’s similar to BMI and while a good, very basic guideline, it’s not perfect for everyone.

When the 10% Rule for Increasing Running Mileage Doesn't Apply

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A History of Injuries

One of the most requested posts is about my personal history with running injuries.  Since starting running in college, I’ve blogged through my entire running career. In fact, the whole reason I started my blog in 2010 was that I started running. It’s fun to look back and see how life has drastically changed since age 20.

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Calcaneus Stress Fracture Training Log: Six Weeks In, Six Weeks Out

This week completes six weeks of not running and six weeks out.  Twelve weeks ago, on March 1, I got my calcaneus stress fracture. In the coming weeks, life completely changed but not because of my broken foot. Sometimes it felt trivial to talk about a broken foot when the world was a mess. Honestly, it’s gone by fast. I haven’t seen some friends since I had a broken foot and it feels as though March, April, and most of May have gone by quickly.

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