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Marathon Countdown: 8 weeks 6 days

My training for the Berlin Marathon is just over half way complete. Obviously, throughout my training plan, my total weekly miles run is ever increasing. It is important when one trains that he does not increase weekly mileage too much. A good, general rule to follow when training for a run is to increase total weekly mileage by no more than 10%. My initial training plan was a little aggressive and did not follow this method. At first, my body was whispering to me that I was increasing my mileage too quickly. Then, it began talking and so now, I am trying to keep it from screaming. I am currently trying to work with the 10% rule. I certainly will not break any records in my run, but I will finish and the goal is without injury!

Simon Haussmann, PTA