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.
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.