Turns out, how far, fast and often has little to do with how likely a runner is to get hurt, suggests study

November 1, 2021

There’s a rule of thumb for the prevention of running injuries that is simple, time-tested, and – according to a new review of the evidence – wrong.

The “10 per cent rule” suggests that you should avoid increasing the total time or distance you run by more than 10% from one week to the next. It’s a numerical expression of the widely held view that most injuries are not the result of wearing the wrong shoes or landing on the wrong part of the foot, but are rather a consequence of trying to do too much, too soon. The Globe and Mail