I started running back in November (C25K) and built up to a 44-min 10K earlier this month. I'm now injured (lol), I expect due to building up quicker than my muscles/joints were ready for.
I'm taking a couple of weeks off running until my injury heals, but I want to avoid repeating the same mistakes when I get back on the road...
I've read various bits and pieces on the HADD's approach, but was wondering if someone could maybe break it down for me a little? What's the best way for me to approach this, as a relative beginner (I was only running about 15-20 miles a week before)?
Also, is it reasonable to use the generic formula for max HR (i.e. 200-age) to start off with? Bit worried about injuring myself again if I try to do the proper max HR test - sounds brutal!
Thanks in advance