Performance plateaus in running are common – but thankfully, almost all runners can reach new levels of performance if they work hard and smart.
Before we get into the details of how to break through a running plateau, let’s first discuss the best way to continue improving:
How to Break Through a Running Plateau
You have to manage expectations if you are running in a location where it is excessively hot.
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Instead of blindly running 10 percent more every week, there’s a better way. Let’s learn how to build mileage more strategically, recover when necessary and boost your endurance at the same time.
There are three concepts to understand. Let’s get started.
A Smarter Way to Increase Running Mileage
Big jumps are OK if you’ve dipped under your baseline; tread cautiously at any number above that.
Paying attention to the numbers is important if you’re trying to work up to a longer distance or follow a training plan for a goal. If you just run the same amount every week, you can safely ignore the math.
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