24 Feb '15, 4pm

Improve your marathon time by running a 5K? Find out how >> #run

Endurance or speed that seems to be the option for most runners. But what if we could actually improve in both areas by combining the two...a real mind bender, eh?! After pondering this idea and talking with friends, Kathryn showed up with some very good details on why we should stop shunning the 5K during distance training. It seems as though there is a great divide amongst runners. You're either distance with the half marathon or marathon or speed with 5K or 10K. While preference often depends on natural ability and propensity towards speed, available training time and running buddies, most of it depends on what you enjoy. Just as 5K runners can benefit from longer runs by increasing their endurance, distance runners can make some big gains in performance by throwing in a few 5K's. It is not only a fun break from marathon training, but preparing for a 5K can actually hel...

Full article: http://www.runtothefinish.com/2014/10/could-5k-make-you-b...

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