This week’s Tuesday Topic is: Would you rather do a short or long run? You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post. Remember to link up with Kim and Zenaida! Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier! Remember to come back for later linkers!
To me a long run is anything over 6 miles. Both have benefits. The shorter ones are easier to fit in a schedule and the long runs build endurance and strength.
I prefer short runs – even more if it is too cold or too hot. It is easy for me to get up, get ready, and head out from my house. No need to drive anywhere. I’ve run up to 6 miles going up and down the streets. For the most part it is quiet and if I go early there are fewer cars (I like running on the street instead of the sidewalk). Midway Airport isn’t too far away and one loop around it is 4 miles.
However, on a cool Fall day then I do not mind a long run. I’ve done a few runs at the Morton Arboretum and Waterfall Glen. A run along the lakefront also has to be a long one. No way will I drive there just for 5 miles, well, unless it is for marathon training.
What about you? Would you rather do a short or long run? Topic for next week – What’s on your Spring bucket list? Feel free to write about this or any running related topic. We hope you’ll link up with us!