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You don't have to run marathons to “be a runner” – or to enjoy the many benefits of running.
• Running for as little as 20 minutes three times a week provides significant cardio-vascular benefit.
• Training for and running shorter races takes less time away from other activities.
• Studies indicate that running more than 45 miles per week does not significantly increase fitness, but does increase the risk of injury.
• Races as short as 5K provide all the social benefits of most longer races – but without the heavy investment in time.
Yes! I've wanted to hear someone say this. Time constraints only afford me 20-45 minutes in which to run. I do this 5-6 times per week and I feel great! My speed is up, my knees dont hurt, and I just feel strong, energized, relaxed and fit. The key is to run no matter what the distance. Don't think that just because it's short it's not worth doing.
Keep it up! You are a runner! Enjoy!