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I will soon be up to running for 30 minutes, 3 days a week and want to work up to running 60 minutes. I have a schedule here by a Kathrine Switzer that is supposed to allow you to work up to an hour in 10 weeks, running 3 days per week. On the 10th week you run 130 minutes total for the week and then all of a sudden the 11th week you are running 180 minutes. I think. Am I missing something? This seems like a huge jump to me. Here's the schedule:<br><br>
Week 1-3 run 30 minutes a day, 3 days a week, weekly total 90 min.<br><br>
Week 5 Run 30 minutes, 32, minutes, 39 minutes, weekly total 94 min.<br><br>
Week 6 Run 30 minutes, 33 min, 41 min, total 104 min.<br><br>
Week 7 Run 30, 34, 45, total 109<br><br>
Week 8 Run 30, 36, 49, total 115<br><br>
Week 9 Run 30, 38, 54, total 122<br><br>
Week 10 Run 30, 40, 60, total 130.<br><br>
She stops there. So week 12 must be 60, 60, 60, total 180?
 

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I think you'd be okay with a jump like that, but you might go for 40, 45, 60. That jumps you up a hair over 10%, which is considered the safe rule of thumb.
 

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Ok that's good to know, thanks. I pictured myself just suddenly keeling over, my dog all confused, the other runners tripping over me, chaos on the trail, me all embarassed, and from then on having to run with a big nose and mustache and glasses disguise so they wouldn't point and laugh at me and say yep, that's Speck, the one who couldn't finish her hour.
 

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You will be able to do it if you believe you can. Take it slower and picture about how you will feel once you finish.
 
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