Friday, January 9, 2009
The Ten Percent Rule
Some of you have come to me in the last few months expressing an interest in running. I refuse to take the credit/blame for this.
In any event, I’m darn excited about it and want to help make sure you keeprunning. So, I beg you to follow what is know as the Ten Percent Rule, know in running circles simply as 10PR. Simply stated, the 10PR provides that a runner should not increase her running speed or distance more than 10%/week.
Below, please find articles discussing the 10PR by two of running’s most well-know teachers
Amby Burfoot; and
I’m sure it probably applies to weight lifting too, but you’ll have to ask one of those muscle-heads. Harvey? Thoughts?