After the end of January injury, (a weird above the left knee, inside muscle strain)I stopped running completely for 5 weeks and for the past month have been slowly jogging with a decreasing amount of walking. This week, I’m finally back to just running, no walking. I’ve got 15 weeks before the marathon I targeted as my 2013 BQ attempt. So, the big question(s) is how quickly can I ramp up the weekly miles and how fast I can run?
The norm is to only increase your total weekly mileage by 10%. But, since I don’t believe I lost all my stamina, I think I can ramp up a bit quicker. Is 20% weekly increase too risky?
Also, I’m thinking of starting speed week in about 3 weeks. Likely do mile repeats.
BTW- I am itching to run long (hour+) again. I’ve missed the peace it brings.