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Running Mileage

Answered By Jeff Arbogast

Question

I am running 3m every other day and 5 miles on Saturdays or Sundays. I was wondering if i should increase my mileage a little higher or to decrease it? Ashley

Answer

Ashley . . This depends entirely on your age, your goals and why you want to run. On one hand, the amount of volume you are describing is super for fitness, conditioning, and overall good health. On the other, the volume you are doing is not representative of what older age groups are needing to improve competitively. By all means write back and let us know what your goals might involve. What is your age group? What are your goals in the sport? How much time do you have to devote to training? We'd love to help more specifically. Evaluate what your goals are, then let us know! Train hard . . .have fun . . .

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