28 Jan '15, 7pm

A lot goes into figuring out the best race distance for you:

A lot goes into figuring out the best race distance for you:

There are lots of factors to consider beyond your physique and genetic predisposition. Some of us are natural speed demons. Others amongst us are long-distance gazelles. But, most of us usually aren’t both. How, then, do we figure out what distance we’re best at? “You typically look at body type and genetics,” says Rod DeHaven, head coach at South Dakota State University and a 2000 U.S. Olympian in the marathon. For elite runners, there are lab tests that can help you determine what distances you might be genetically predisposed toward. You can test your VO2 max (the maximum rate your body consumes oxygen), although in recent years VO2 max has been considered less of an indicator for potential performance. You can also find out if you have more slow-twitch or fast-twitch muscle fibers. You can even measure the markers of recovery after a long or hard workout. But, if don’t...

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