I don’t believe there is much that can be added to the topic of increasing running mileage and I’m not one to claim any professional expertise on the matter.

The general rule for increasing mileage is the 10-percent rule, it states that you should never increase your weekly mileage by more than 10 percent over the previous week.  My problem with the 10-percent rule is that it’s too simple and way too general.

Jason Fitzgerald over at Strength Running has a post that dissects the 10-percent rule and provides some advice on how he thinks you can safely increase running mileage.

The two main points I took away from Jason’s post were:

  • “Listen to your body”
  • “Ultimately, your mileage takes a backseat to the consistency of your training”


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