I've heard of the "10 Percent" rule for increasing distance when running - something like "don't increase your distance for a single run or for the entire week by more than 10 percent per week". Is there a similar rule of thumb for increasing pace?
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If pace can be considered intensity of the workout, then this article believes that pace should be slowly increased as well:
However, certain types of exercise, such as interval training, relies on judicious use of high intensity activity interspersed with lower intensity activity, so this "10% rule" is more of a guideline since each person's body has a unique tolerance for workout intensity.