36 min

231. How To Build Mileage Run4PRs

    • Sports

www.run4prs.com

How many miles do you run per week? How does one build up to be able to run 50 or even 100 mile weeks? Should everyone try to achieve high mileage? These are all great questions we will be addressing in this episode. Usually, runners will see great gains in fitness in the beginning of their running journey from simply going from running 0 miles to 10 miles per week. In the beginning it almost seems like the more we run, the better we get. However, there becomes a point when it becomes counter productive. 


How do you know if it’s time to start increasing mileage



Are you improving



We want to assess if you are training at the appropriate paces for easy days


You are not always injury prone and needing to run low mileage: sometimes there is a different variable at play



What is your history: masters runner, new runner, injury prone


How do you feel?


Do you have time?



Does more mileage equal better results



You can only run as much as you can recover from


Running more only is helpful to a point


Counter productive: injury/burnout



How do you increase?



10% per week max


Cut back weeks every 1-3 weeks of 75% volume



How often should you assess mileage



Every week/every season/every year


Your body and goals change


You should not always be running peak mileage

www.run4prs.com

How many miles do you run per week? How does one build up to be able to run 50 or even 100 mile weeks? Should everyone try to achieve high mileage? These are all great questions we will be addressing in this episode. Usually, runners will see great gains in fitness in the beginning of their running journey from simply going from running 0 miles to 10 miles per week. In the beginning it almost seems like the more we run, the better we get. However, there becomes a point when it becomes counter productive. 


How do you know if it’s time to start increasing mileage



Are you improving



We want to assess if you are training at the appropriate paces for easy days


You are not always injury prone and needing to run low mileage: sometimes there is a different variable at play



What is your history: masters runner, new runner, injury prone


How do you feel?


Do you have time?



Does more mileage equal better results



You can only run as much as you can recover from


Running more only is helpful to a point


Counter productive: injury/burnout



How do you increase?



10% per week max


Cut back weeks every 1-3 weeks of 75% volume



How often should you assess mileage



Every week/every season/every year


Your body and goals change


You should not always be running peak mileage

36 min

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