Advantages of Running Shorter Distances

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Advantages of Running Shorter Distances

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.



10/3/2011 3:23:50 PM
Laura said:

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.

10/6/2011 9:04:08 AM
Heidi said:


Keep it up! You are a runner! Enjoy!


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