Tag: strength training

How and when to break the 10% rule

There is a lot of conventional wisdom in magazines and the internet about only increasing your mileage by 10% per week. The claim is that this helps to prevent injury. The underlying assumption is that the more you run or the more drastic the change to your training, the higher your chance of injury. There …

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Training errors and injuries

There is a school of thought in the running world that trainings errors are the primary cause of injuries. I for one don’t buy it and I will tell you why. The idea behind training errors is that you have some magical progression or volume level that if you adhere to you will never get …

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The Marathon Difference

It’s been a while. I have to say that the experience I had on my last marathon has affected me more than I realized. As I reflect on this and prepare to do CIM this December I have some thoughts that may be useful to some of you. Essentially the marathon is a different creature …

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Running Injuries

Much has been written about running injuries. Most of the information out there tells you to simply take everything slow in terms of increasing mileage, intensity, and frequency of running. In my experience this advice is woefully inadequate. When I first started running seriously in high school I got a stress fracture almost immediately. Was …

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