I think I’m getting addicted to running. Can you help?
Ray Simpson, Huddersfield
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.