I was in my late 50's when I began running & now that I'm in my 60's, a 5K is as far as I care to run.
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I was just thinking of starting this topic, when I read Runners World Half Marathon issue. Mine is definately the half marathon. I keep my fitness level in half-readiness, and my next goal is a sub- 2 hour time. I seem to rank higher in finishers the longer the race. My focus has always been on distance as opposed to speed, so I don't do so well in 5Ks.
I did one marathon and it was SO painful (I was running on 2 injured feet). I've got a few more I'd like to do eventually, but for right now, halfs are my race.
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half marathon or 30K.
I also hate 10Ks. 5Ks I'm not terribly fond of either.
Edited by: ZORBS13 at: 7/18/2012 (15:29)
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I have run races ranging from 5Ks to full marathons and my favorite running distance is the half marathon. It's long enough to feel like I accomplished something yet short enough to not feel like I need a nap and a massage afterwards.
I am probably the best at the 5K distance. My fastest 5K is 27 minutes. However when I run a 5K I feel like I'm sprinting the entire time and afterwards I feel wiped out.
The only time I run 10K's is if they are tied into smaller races. For example, if there is a 5K/10K race I will run the 10K distance. There are a lot of 10K/half marathon races around me so I will always pick the half distance. I generally will run 2-3 10K races a year, 1-2 5K's a year, 4-5 half marathons a year, and 2-3 full marathons a year.
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