What do you like running for - Time or Distance?
I personally, enjoy running for distance. I enjoy my run without the constant worry of checking my watch to make sure I am running at a certain pace. On the other hand, I also enjoy running for time and that fantastic feeling that comes from beating a previous run time or race time. Did you know however that running for times vs. running for distance produces different results.
- Purely focused on how quickly you complete a distance.
- Allows you to tune into your body, listen to your breathing and make adjustments to help you keep a consistent pace.
- Cultivates a sense of purpose and effort while trying to reach a specific end goal.
- Does not focus on consistent pace, it purely focuses on the distance you are going.
- Provides visual feedback as you approach your end goal and can prompt you to increase your speed as you come close to your run.
- Allows you time to tune into your surrounds and work on your form.
- Can teach you pace over certain distance or races.
Many of use train for time and distance. Both can allow use to improve our over all pace and when combined can help us set goals for training and races.