If one of your resolutions for 2011 was to increase your distance, be sure to do it with the right goal in mind. Especially if you’re training for a race, you need to be careful not to increase the mileage too fast. You may be increasing from 3 to 6 miles, which in the grand scheme of things isn’t too much of a jump, but no matter what miles you run, doubling your distance is a big deal! Mentally as well as physically.
Check out these articles for tips on how to increase distance the right way:
- Move from a 5k to a 10k
- More 10k tips
- Extend the run to a 15k (9.3 miles) — great training for a half marathon
Adding distance leads to a huge sense of accomplishment! It’s amazing to be able to see your progress as a runner!