Our expert says:
The golden rule is to never increase your distance by more then 10% per week, so sure, you can increase your distance gradually, if you feel up to it. The first 12 weeks are the "danger time" for shin spliunts, since the bones adapt more gradually than the heart to exercise. Avoid this, by running on softer surfaces or in the forest (better shock absorption).
Check Shape up for Summer on the home page for good running programmes as well as Get Sporty (Get running).
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