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The 5K Is The Ideal Race

On a recent business trip, I asked the concierge at my hotel for advice about where to go running. “Are you training for a marathon?” he asked. Nope. I’m racing 5Ks, I told him. He gave me a puzzled look…

Source: The 5K, Not The Marathon, Is The Ideal Race

I enjoy longer runs. Hell, I ran a half-marathon while living at the hospital when the twins were a week old. This post has an interesting perspective and research to indicate that longer runs are overrated and excelling at short long-distance runs is the way to go.1

I still want to do the full Austin Distance Challenge.


  1. TIL: Middle-distance events are considered longer than sprints and up to 3000m, while long-distance events are considered 5k or longer. 

By Brandon Kraft

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