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

Hal Higdon.

I’m sure it probably applies to weight lifting too, but you’ll have to ask one of those muscle-heads. Harvey? Thoughts?

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