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What is the best way to build running mileage while avoiding injury?
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Gradual buildup
A gradual increase in mileage and intensity combined with adequate rest, nutrition and cross-training will go a long way in injury prevention.

In brief: Gradual buildup
A gradual increase in mileage and intensity combined with adequate rest, nutrition and cross-training will go a long way in injury prevention.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Increase <10%/week
Gradually increasing mileage is the best way to reduce your risk of injury.
A good rule of thumb is to avoid increasing your weekly mileage and the distance of your longest run during the week by more than 10% from the previous week. You should also avoid increasing distance and intensity at the same (e.g. Don't add hill or interval workouts in a week that you increase your mileage or long run).

In brief: Increase <10%/week
Gradually increasing mileage is the best way to reduce your risk of injury.
A good rule of thumb is to avoid increasing your weekly mileage and the distance of your longest run during the week by more than 10% from the previous week. You should also avoid increasing distance and intensity at the same (e.g. Don't add hill or interval workouts in a week that you increase your mileage or long run).
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Dr. Tandy Freeman
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In brief: Baby steps
Possibly go to a track (inside or outside,) and start by possibly walking 2 laps, then jog one and gradually add more running laps

In brief: Baby steps
Possibly go to a track (inside or outside,) and start by possibly walking 2 laps, then jog one and gradually add more running laps
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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