How to Run Longer

Here are some tips to help you increase how long you run.

1. Build Slowly: To avoid injury, slowly increase your volume, and add only a mile or two per week.

2. Slow Your Pace: When you’re adding mileage, you have to drop your pace. You can’t maintain the pace you’d do for a 30 minute run, for a two hour run. Run at a pace that feels comfortable for you — most distance running should be at a pace where, if someone were running next to you, you could have a conversation but be breathing through your mouth.

3. Cooldown and Stretch: It’s important to take a few minutes at the end of your run to slow way down and make sure you’re adding some post-workout stretching and doing things like foam rolling to help inflammation.


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