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I'm currently working towards a programme - just to build up mileage per week - eventually i would like to get up to 20 miles. I'm reading the Runners Handbook by Bob Glover - and it's very good but i think i'm being completely thick or not taking in the information correctly.
There is a training schedule called the Intermediate Beginner - for somebody who is currently running 3 times a week at about 3 miles/30 mins each time (me). This training schedule is a guide for somebody who wishes to increase their mileage (me). A typical week e.g. mon - off, tues- 3 miles, wed - 2 miles, thur - off, fri - 3 miles, sat -off, sun - 2miles. The subsequent weeks increase slowly - say an extra mile/extra day until you reach the 20 mile a week mileage.
So is this how you increase by 10 % each week by increasing the overall mileage in the week? I was under the impression that 'increase by 10%' rule was according to each time you go for a run - e.g. one week you run at 3 miles, 3 times a week and then the following week increase by 10% - so you run 3.3 miles, 3 times a week.
The reason i'm being so pedantic is because i've ran in the past without a programme and i've got injuries from the classic beginners not allowing the body to adapt and running to much too soon and too often in the week. So at the beginning of the year i decided that once and for all i was going to run with a programme - and really don't want to get injured now as so far (touch wood) i've not had any injuries.
Hope the above makes sense.