I think I’m get­ting ad­dicted to run­ning. Can you help?

Ray Simp­son, Hud­der­s­field

Trail Running (UK) - - Training -

Matt Buck re­sponds: “This is a prob­lem I can re­late to. I sug­gest sim­ply go­ing with it – there are much worse things to be ad­dicted to and as long as you aren’t bor­ing your friends and fam­ily to tears with your run­ning sto­ries, stay ad­dicted for as long as you can.” We would add a cau­tion, though, not to let an ad­dic­tion to run­ning in­ter­fere with a sen­si­ble train­ing plan. You may love run­ning – but you can’t run all day! So al­ways stick to these prin­ci­ples: Make sure you don’t in­crease mileage by more than 10% per week. Any hard runs need to be bal­anced with ad­e­quate rest. Don’t run more than your body can take. We can’t say what a sen­si­ble mileage per week is, as it varies from per­son to per­son.

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