Thursday, September 18, 2014

The phasing out of the long-distance runner


Kevin Helliker, WSJ, Sept 9, 2014, says more and more athletes may concentrate on a faster "mile" rather than those 26-mile slogs. Or those 100-mile marathons.

Less is more (impressive)?

Recently a guy ran the 3 minute 58 second mile.This gained him respect at his office, which was full of jocks.

A study (of course) showed that adults who ran less than an hour a week over a 15-yr period lived longer than those who ran three hours.

Even little kids can run a mile, although some PE teachers have to be convinced.

And--when you run a marathon, one runner said, they ask you what your mile pace is anyhow.

So why take all day to prove something?

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